Knife sharpening

Knife sharpening

A hands on experience learning the techniques which have made Japanese knives the essential tool of every top chef

Nobody makes knives as beautifully as the Japanese. Learn the ancient art of knife forging in a hands-on experience in Takefu.
 
Rural Echizen in Fukui Prefecture is well known for the production of Japanese knives including sickles, hatchets, shears and kitchen knives. All the uchihamano knives made here are forged and hand-finished using traditional techniques dating back to the Edo Period (1687-1885).
 
For knife aficionados, we can arrange a 6 hour knife making course at the Takefu Knife Village. Accompanied by a guide to help translate, you'll try your hand at smelting steel, welding, polishing and sharpening a kitchen knife. All materials will be provided.

Knife sharpening

located in Takefu

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