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    bunka bocho ("culture knife") is another name for...

    bunka bocho ("culture knife") is another name for a santoku. It's the name my wife was familiar with. Whatever you call it, it's a common, popular knife here in Japan. Take a look at the domestic...
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    Yes, the main kanji says "Hiromoto made"

    Yes, the main kanji says "Hiromoto made"
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    Yeah, I've used Rakuten a fair amount here in...

    Yeah, I've used Rakuten a fair amount here in Japan, but U.S. buyers are probably better off with American vendors in most cases.

    I do see some of Sakai Yusuke's stuff qualifies, but not their...
  4. Sounds like a good deal. I think that's actually...

    Sounds like a good deal. I think that's actually a little cheaper than most shops here in Japan.
  5. El Pescador - A Shigefusa is definitely beyond my...

    El Pescador - A Shigefusa is definitely beyond my budget right now, unfortunately. Maybe some day! Sanjo City is pretty far away, but I'd love to visit.

    snowbrother - Thanks, I'll have to check...
  6. Interesting thank you for the recommendation. I...

    Interesting thank you for the recommendation. I should find time to visit them in Tokyo. I actually looked at the Fujiwara site recently, but it looked like the Nashiji line had western handles, not...
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    Thanks! And you're right. I'm not far from Tokyo...

    Thanks! And you're right. I'm not far from Tokyo (and Tsukiji) and visited the Kappabashi restaurant district when I was looking for the gyuto for my friend.

    I sort of wish I lived closer to...
  8. workhorse wa gyuto recommendations in Japan (210-240mm)

    Hi everyone, I live in Japan and I'm looking for a nice, everyday wa gyuto to replace a Global G-2.

    I bought a 270mm Konosuke HD for a friend and felt totally comfortable using it, but my wife...
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    Hello from Kamakura, Japan

    Hi Everyone! These forums are great, but seriously dangerous!

    I'd been living here in Japan for years, oblivious to the wide world of Japanese knives beyond the Global I brought with me... until a...
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