Kevin Kent, CEO and owner of Knifewear, is currently on a business trip to Japan. He wanted to tell you about some of his experiences while he's there. This is the first we’ve seen him blog about work, so we’re going to assume this is the first work he’s done since getting there.
Takayuki Shibata is the President of Masakage Knives, Haruyuki, and Kotetsu knife companies. He is a busy guy and his shop has a lot of plates in the air. At his factory in Hiroshima area his team sharpens knives, engrave blades, grind knife blanks, attach handles, straighten blades, do final quality checks, box the knives, and ship out orders.
He runs a slick machine. And he has enough coffee on tap to keep even me happy. I certainly learned a ton about knife sharpening here. Shibata-san is seen as one of the best knife sharpeners in Japan. I’m merely adequate in the big picture.
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