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Thread: Sakai Jikko Akebono Blue 2 by Kenichi Shiraki

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    Senior Member Badgertooth's Avatar
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    Shiraki san forges with a guy called Nakagea-San. He has worked for Shiraki-San for 14 years and Shiraki-San forges and Nakagawa-San tempers & quenches or he forges & Shiraki-San tempers & quenches. But while Shiraki-San is rehabilitating the injury Nakagea has to do the both until Shiraki comes back.

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    Hmmmmm? Wonder if they are still being billed as Shiraki forged knives?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagohawkie View Post
    Hmmmmm? Wonder if they are still being billed as Shiraki forged knives?
    Good question. Engraving the knife with the master's name (effectively a trade name) is a somewhat common practice in Japan that multiple craftsman work under the same master-smith. This is no difference to Shigefusa which I believe the two sons are the primary smith now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkjames View Post
    I will double check with my supplier
    So.... any word?

    These look stunning, but I'm not sure this is the knife I'd like to try a K-tip with.

    And by "stunning", I mean .
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    i replied in another thread but forgot about this one.

    Shiraki-san is indeed with some health problems. He is currently not working but the plan is to eventually go back to work. Even Togashi-san is now reducing his work to only honyaki blades also because of health issues.

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    hmmm nice knife

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    Just some good news to Shiraki's health - today I got a message from a guy in Japan who knows Shiraki quite well and also sells his knives...and he mentioned "Yes,Shiraki had a problem in his health.But he can work well now..."


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