If you're into golf equipment, forged irons, Tiger Woods, or even perhaps Japanese samurai swords, you've probably heard about Katsuhiro Miura (or his golf clubs).
Though the common belief that Miura once forged samurai swords before moving on to golf clubs is a myth, it's true that Miura grew up in the area region of Japan famous for its steelwork and sword-making.
It's also true that though players like Tiger Woods have played clubs that have said "Mizuno" or "Titleist" or "Nike" on them, many of his clubs have been forged and shaped by the legend himself.
Katsuhiro Miura and the clubs he produces are surrounded by an almost mythic aura. The reverence people will show to a company like Mizuno or Scratch Golf ratchets up significantly when Miura is mentioned.