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    Tips on Sakai made knives

    Hi
    I'm going to Sakai to visit my girlfriend's family and I was thinking about picking up some Sakai made knives. The models I'm looking for are yanagiba, honesuki and deba. I'm happy if I can spend under 50-60.000yen for all knives, with most buck on yanagiba.
    I've been looking at this knife shops.

    http://www.konosuke-sakai.com/

    or

    http://www.kikumori.co.jp/english/pr...a/honyaki.html


    What do you guys think?

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    If you also would want a gyuto you can't go wrong with a Kono if you want a very good laser. Get a semi stainless HD2 or SLD (GS) series.

    Also be on the lookout for Sakai Yusuke and Sakai Ichimonji.

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    For the profiles you're looking for check out the Kono Fujiyama line. For the yanagiba especially definitely check out Sakai Takayuki and ask for blades from Keijiro Doi. All assuming they have a storefront of course.

    http://www.aoki-hamono.co.jp/english1/wa%20e/wa8.htm

    Cheers,

    Rick

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    If you get a chance stop by Inotada in Osaka

    Address3-14-1 Nonoue Habikino-City Osaka 583-0871 JapanPhone81-729-54-2815E-Mailinfo@j...ol-iida.comShop masterTomohito Iida

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    i dont know if you guys realize that many of the craftsmen are not set up to deal with customers... wholesalers and vendors are different (like konosuke, etc.), but the actual craftsmen rarely have workshops set up to deal with customers/guests.

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    Does konosuke even have a store front anymore? I thought I read somewhere they don't, it's now just an office for them.

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    Jon is absolutely right. Most of these makers don't have shops as we would think of in the states.

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    Konosuke does indeed still have a storefront, it's just off of their office. I was there a few weeks ago but I'm not sure how often they have it open.

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    As of konosuke, the shop front is not usually open so you have to call ahead and let them know you are from overseas (they don't normally deal with local customers at their show room). And the showroom usually has very minimal stock (if any).

    The museum has a lot more on offer.

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    The kitchenware street next to namba station has more stuff imo. You can see some really cool knives there.
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