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    Blade Show in Yasugi

    On the Japan Sea coast in western Japan near Matsue in Shimane prefecture is the small but important steel town of Yasugi, the home of Hitachi Metal speciality steel works. Every spring a few square blocks of Yasugi are set aside to host a blades show, and sellers and buyers come from all over to mingle and renew old relationships and to buy and sell vast quantities of anything to do with knives.

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    This space was manned by a host of blacksmiths and bladesmiths who would for a nominal fee totally finish off any knife in a professional manner.

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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    This is a post from http://thejapanblade.com/blog/

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    That second picture is the coolest picture I've seen all week.

    *edit* of the first post. Wait, in the second post...is that a western Yanagiba? That's pretty bad A too.

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    Got to love the average age of the sharpeners. That's experience.

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    does Dave have safety cones around him when he sharpens .
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    Very cool! I wish I could go to one.

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    Wouldn't that be a hoot to attend? I like what appears to be a disk grinder in the top pic of post #2.
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    Curious as to the knives(?) that are shaped like hockey sticks in the very first pic? Looks like something fun if you could figure out what to do with it.

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