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What is Dentokougeshi of Japan?  (日本の伝統工芸士)

What is Dentokougeshi of Japan? (日本の伝統工芸士)

Posted by James Zhang on 28th Jun 2019

Dentokougeshi, while you may not be familiar with this doesn’t-make-sense term, it literally translates into “Traditional Skilled Craftsman”. It is an awarded given by the Japanese Minister of Economy … read more
Shinko - Tanaka Blue 2 Stainless Clad now available

Shinko - Tanaka Blue 2 Stainless Clad now available

Posted by James Zhang on 6th Jul 2017

We all love Tanaka for its superb price / performance. His Blue 2 damascus line has long been one of the standout product thanks to his exceptional heat treatment on the blue steel and great cutting p … read more
Introducing K&S Custom Saya

Introducing K&S Custom Saya

Posted by James Zhang on 20th Jun 2017

Finally, I am able to offer you the one thing that I have been waiting for a long long time ---- the K&S custom hardwood saya. The K&S hardwood saya is designed by me and manufactured in ho … read more
Visiting Sukenari Hamono, Apr 2016

Visiting Sukenari Hamono, Apr 2016

Posted by James Zhang on 2nd May 2016

IntroductionWe all know Sukenari offers exceptional knives, but there isn't much information on the Internet about them. During the last trip I went to visit Sukenari Hamono at Toyama Prefecture in … read more