Are Anryu's "gone" now with his retirement, or will his successor produce under the same name/line?
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Takumi Ikeda, the nephew of Katsushige Anryu, now makes the knives under the Anryu name. It is said though that Anryu-san has not fully retired and still oversees, mentors, and inspects Ikeda-san’s work now and then. He also helps with the knives at times with things like straightening, grinding, and finishing. Many have said Ikeda-san's and Anryu-san's quality and work are very similar and hard to tell apart.
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