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Get Sakai Takayuki knives before price up by 10%

The retail price is scheduled to go up by approx. 10% for Sakai Takayuki Japanese style handle knives in several days, on April 1st. We recommend you to purchase your desired knife by the end of March, and save yourself 10% before the price increase.  45-Layer Damascus Hammered knife series http://www.hocho-knife.com/sakai-takayuki-45-layer-damascus-hammered/ 45-Layer Damascus Hammered WA knife series http://www.hocho-knife.com/sakai-takayuki-45-layer-damascus-hammered-wa/ …

Special Spring Sale 2017 specially extended until March 28

The Special Spring Sale is held until March 28 (PST) Now you can get the Benefit of Damascus knife present, Special Large Discount and Express delivery service. Don’t miss the Special Opportunity!  Damascus Knife Present & up to 16% OFF     (1) 5.00% OFF Special Offer for all the customers         >> Get Special COUPON     (2) up to 6.00% …

How to sharpen Misono UX10 at 70/30 ?

Some of Misono knives are Semi-Double-Edged at 70/30 unsymmetrically. A customer gave us a question about that. “I’m very interested in purchasing a Misono UX10 gyuto. My question is how difficult will it be for me to sharpen the 70/30 beveled edge? I have no experience hand-sharpening knives. And if it’s better to have a …

“Honyaki” Knife is made by Japanese Katana technique?

“Honyaki” knives are true-forged and made of a 100% single material, usually high-carbon steel or “hagane”. The finest Honyaki (mizu-honyaki) knives are then differentially-hardened, the same method used for traditional Japanese sword, “katana”. Honyaki is extremely difficult to forge, requiring a high level of skill and experience. “Mr.Tatsuo Ikeda is a blacksmith in Sakai JAPAN, …

Doll’s Festival and Hocho at historical forging factory in Sakai, JAPAN

In March and until the beginning of April, an “Hinamatsuri” event was held in Sakai City, JAPAN. Many people visited, enjoyed watching the beautifully decorated hina dolls. Some said that hina dolls decorated with a historical knife forging factory was very beautiful. The event founder was the ex-factory owner who passed away one year ago.  Currently, his wife and …

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