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Thread: Blade Makers from Sakai City, Japan - Knife Sharpening Demo, March 2012

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    Blade Makers from Sakai City, Japan - Knife Sharpening Demo, March 2012

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    “Ino” is well-known for their knife sharpening skills in Sakai. The family has been sharpening high-quality Sakai forged knife for decades. Takeshi’s father Yuzo and Hideki & Takeshi’s uncle Shimpei are both government-certified Masters of Japanese Traditional Crafts and famous craftsmen like Yukinori Oda and Shotaro Nomura honed their skills at Ino’s place. The Ino family creates blades for famous traditional Japanese knives such as Suisin and many more. Hideki took his father Chuichi’s work in 2009 and is now leading their family business with his cousin Takeshi.

    On March 3, 2012 we were honored to have Hideki Ino & Takeshi Ino come all the way from Sakai, Japan to Korin's showroom to perform their sharpening skills. Many guest RSVP'ed and attended this once in a life time opportunity event.


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    pssst... I have pictures from Sakai city coming up very soon.

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    Whats up with keeping them in a cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    Whats up with keeping them in a cage?
    Cage? You mean the "sneeze repellent construction"?
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    Ha ha ha! Love this place!

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    ROFL I never noticed how it looks like a cage... wow... I like the "sneeze repellent construction" too hahahaha.

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    I wish I could have attended

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    Really it's to keep patrons from wandering in there. Sort of an off limits area.
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    I could see someone standing right in the way. Right on top and even so the sharpener can't see the blade.

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    Just so everyone knows, its not actually closed off and its just divided by a piece of glass on the right side of the sharpening area. LOL Customer sit on the ledge a lot too.

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    Oh so you don't want them talking to each other. Flying shrapnal? I'm kidding I think it adds a little mystique.

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