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Monthly Archives: February 2018

What is Japanese Nagura Stone used for ?

We’re pleased to introduce to you the “Nagura” stone today.  Do you know what it is used for? A Nagura stone is a small waterstone, used to condition waterstones during use. Yes, as you’ve already guess, the word “Nagura” means “correcting” in Japanese.  Nagura stones are used to create a honing paste on the surface …

Mysterious History of Damascus Knives

Mysterious History in India “Damascus”, also known as “Wootz”, is the name of steel material with a wooden pattern and is thought to have originated from the Ancient India. It’s also perceived as one of the materials used to make a strong sword. As much of its manufacturing method haven’t been uncovered completely, it is …

What’s the difference between “Omotenashi” and “Service”?

Do you think it’s true that the Japanese have a heart of “omotenashi”? Today, we’d like to introduce three Omotenashi spirits that Japanese ladies and gentlemen need to remember. What “Omotenashi” is all about?  It’s one of the bad things about the Japanese to be willing to use a certain word without deeply thinking its …

The TOP LINE of Sakai Takayuki, GINMAKI Mirrored Honyaki Knives

We’re pleased to introduce to you this Ginmaki Mirrored Honyaki series, the TOP line of Sakai Takayuki brand that has been cultivated through a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. The mirror finished High-Carbon Steel Knife is made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and …

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