Learn about the techniques which have made Japanese knives the essential tool of every top chef
Nobody makes knives as beautifully as the Japanese. Learn about the ancient art of knife forging 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).
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