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VIDEO: SHARPENING MUNETSUGU YANAGIBA

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VIDEO: SHARPENING MUNETSUGU YANAGIBA

 Co-owner of Tosho Knife Arts: Ivan Gomez Fonseca is sharpening Munetsugu Yasuki High Carbon Yanagiba finishing with Hakka Natural stone.Shooting/ Edit by HITOHIRAPlease describe our channelTosho Knife ArtsEmail: info@toshoknifearts.comPhone: 647.722.6329Address: 934 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M5R 3G5, CanadaKnifeAtom PlateNaniwa Professional StoneNaniwa Traditional StoneTosho Green #3000: Contact to Tosho Knife ArtsNatural Stones

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VIDEO: HONYAKI

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VIDEO: HONYAKI

Hitohira is a Japanese knife, tool and lifestyle item supplier, created by an experienced and passionate knife user and seller who has worked extensively in Japan and North America. Hitohira is a source dedicated to sharing and educating knife enthusiasts on the proper use and maintenance of their knives and other bladed tools. 当サイトは、国内と国外の両方で刃物の販売経験を持つ管理人が、異文化圏の人々にも日本の道具のことをより深く知ってもらおうと立ち上げたものです。国内外への卸販売及び小売販売を行っております。

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VIDEO: HONING

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VIDEO: HONING

A great article from our friends at Tosho Knife Arts: I Just Bought My First Knife, Now What?So you just bought your first Japanese knife and you want to keep it looking and performing at its best. Depending on what knife you bought (double bevel, single bevel, carbon, stainless or semi-stainless), here are a few tips to keep you steered in the right direction.Before you start using your knife, it's a good idea to establish a few things; some are pretty obvious but others are not. All the tips and techniques here are from my own experience as a sharpener...

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VIDEO: A DAY OF SHARPENING A VINTAGE TAKEDA YANAGIBA

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VIDEO: A DAY OF SHARPENING A VINTAGE TAKEDA YANAGIBA

 Forged by Shosui Takeda of Takeda Hamono, in Okayama Japan. This vintage Yanagiba was forged in 2008 in memory of an old friend of Takeda's from Germany. In 2015, we visited Takeda's workshop and stumbled upon this knife and 14 other  knives that were in pretty bad shape from years of sitting in the workshop uncared for. After asking for his permission, Takeda allowed us to re-finish this Yanagiba. We took it to the finest sharpener in all of Sakai. The Yanagiba, made of super blue steel by Takeda's expert hand, was so hard that it took the Sakai sharpener...

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