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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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VIDEO: HITOHIRA AD MOVIE 2017

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VIDEO: HITOHIRA AD MOVIE 2017

Hitohira is a Japanese knife, tool, and lifestyle items supply store, curated by an experienced and passionate knife user who has worked extensively in Japan and North America. Hitohira’s mission is to be a source dedicated to sharing and educating knife enthusiasts on the proper use and maintenance of their knives and other bladed tools. Hitohira encourages the use of the contents on this site for personal and business purposes, from its pictures and videos, to maps and informative articles as long as Hitohira is properly cited as the information source... Please link our website "http://hitohira-japan.com/" and Instagram account @hitohirajapan...

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GALLERY: TSUKASA HINOURA WHITE#2 UNRYU-MON 240MM GYUTO

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GALLERY: TSUKASA HINOURA WHITE#2 UNRYU-MON 240MM GYUTO

Owner: Unknown Shop: Tosho Knife Arts Blacksmith/ Sharpener: Tsukasa Hinoura Name: White #2 Unryu-mon Kurouchi 240mm Gyuto

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GALLERY: BRIAN'S KONOSUKE FUJIYAMA SILVER #3 240MM GYUTO

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GALLERY: BRIAN'S KONOSUKE FUJIYAMA SILVER #3 240MM GYUTO

Owner: Brian Lee (Tosho Knife Arts/ Toronto) Shop: Tosho Knife Arts Blacksmith/ Sharpener: Konosuke Fujiyama Name: Silver #3 240mm Gyuto

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GALLERY: MATT'S KIYOSHI KATO WHITE #2 KASUMI 270MM YANAGIBA

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GALLERY: MATT'S KIYOSHI KATO WHITE #2 KASUMI 270MM YANAGIBA

Owner: Matt Parker (Shousin/ Toronto)Shop: Tosho Knife ArtsMaker: Kiyoshi KatoName: White #2 Kasumi 270mm Yanagiba  

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