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Tadataka Maruyama of Hado Knives, a Talented New Knife Sharpener

Tadataka Maruyama of Hado Knives, a Talented New Knife Sharpener

by Naoto Fujimoto 3 min read

Sakai is quite possibly the best-known region for Japanese knives by folks who live outside of Japan. You can learn all about how things work in Sakai in this article. Hado, the artist formerly known as Oul Sakai, is just one of a huge number of knife suppliers in the...
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How Fast do Japanese Carbon Steel Knives Rust?

How Fast do Japanese Carbon Steel Knives Rust?

by Skye Tichenor 6 min read

A frequently asked question in Knifewear stores is, “How quickly do these knives rust?”. If you’re new to Japanese knives, some are made with high-carbon steel, which means they can rust. If you’d like to learn more about steel, check out this article from Mike. If you want to dig...
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Kevin Kent’s top 5 Chef Knives for Home Cooks

Kevin Kent’s top 5 Chef Knives for Home Cooks

by Kevin Kent 3 min read

Every knife set starts with a chef's knife (multi purpose knife), also called a French knife in the west or Gyuto in Japan. People often ask for a santoku, as it’s a name they’ve heard before but I find them a bit small for use as a multipurpose knife as...
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Miyazaki Kajiya, Rustic Blades From a Talented Young Blacksmith

Miyazaki Kajiya, Rustic Blades From a Talented Young Blacksmith

by Naoto Fujimoto 2 min read

The beautiful island of Fukue is a part of the Goto Islands, and is famous for its nature, seafood, Tsubaki (Camellia) oil and unique udon noodles. Fukue Island is located just off the coast of Nagasaki prefecture, and it is where Haruki Miyazaki-san has decided to set up his workshop....
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