Toyama Knives

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  1. Dec 23, 2019 #61

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    And we can't have a little fun while being informative? :upsidedownspin:
     
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  2. Dec 23, 2019 #62

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    Wakui is based out of Sanjo, Niigata
    Hes not part of Takefu Co-Op
     
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  3. Dec 23, 2019 #63

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    As a sometime target of some of that sarcasm, much of it not meant in fun, I am continually surprised at the seriousness , directness, and level of knowledge shown by most of the membership. Who knew that so many people could know so much and be so passionate about such an obscure topic?
     
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  4. Dec 24, 2019 #64

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    And more fun if everyone got a free pony!
     
  5. Dec 24, 2019 #65

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    Heck I'd be happy with a nice bottle of wine - oh wait I already have that!
     
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  6. Dec 24, 2019 #66

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    I think u meant free shig
     
  7. Dec 24, 2019 #67

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    That's why you need a free pony!

    Free shigs and ponies for everyone! @Oui Chef is paying!
     
  8. Dec 24, 2019 #68

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    Make mine a Kato, thank you
     
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  9. Dec 24, 2019 #69

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    Wrong thread? :dancingchicken:
     
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  10. Dec 24, 2019 #70

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    LOL crap.... @Oui Chef needs to buy Toyomanabe's.... I mean Watanoma's...
     
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  11. Dec 24, 2019 #71

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    Alright watanoma's for everyone except @lemeneid since I know he only wants another TF.
     
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  12. Dec 24, 2019 #72

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    Already have my Watayamanabe Honyaki

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  13. Dec 24, 2019 #73

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    This post contains at least one glaring inaccuracy and some pretty significant assumptions. The industrial and business model of Japanese knifemaking seems very different to the Western business models that I am and I assume, you are, used to.

    Please remember that what you post is there forever. People scouring the net for info on knives look at this site and take notice of what is said here. And repeat it elsewhere. This gives us a certain degree of responsibility to not post disinformation. Even in this age of alternative facts. Especially in this age of alternative facts.

    Please refrain from posting speculation unless you have a factual basis for making it. In this case, for example, knowledge of Wakui's business network or evidence about which knives he actually makes in his workshop (which as noted is in Sanjo rather than Takefu). Obviously, you should also take care to clearly label it as speculation and it might be nice to describe some of the evidence that you base the speculation on.
     
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  14. Dec 25, 2019 #74

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    I just assumed that whole post was a joke. But people surprise me all the time
     
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  15. Dec 25, 2019 #75
    What are you calling "obscure", buckwheat?

    :cool:
     
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  16. Dec 25, 2019 #76

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    "I'm a newcomer . . . I'm hardly the most reliable of sources . . . This is pure speculation . . . "

    Speaking as a journalist, I think I did a pretty fair job of telling people how trustworthy the information is. As to the the thought that future generations will be traumatized or misled by my misidentification of Mr. Wakui's hometown, I apologize. But I felt secure that the crowd on this site would find great joy in pointing out this inaccuracy, given its glaring of proportions.

    Nemo, you are a staff member of this site as well as a moderator. You clearly know more than I. How accurate do you think my speculations are? Don't be afraid to venture into areas that employ business methods different than I learned growing up here in the U.S. of A. I was a fellow in business journalism at Columbia as well as being a generally smart, well-educated guy. You might be surprised at the variety of business models that I'm capable of understanding. In general, I'm guessing that's also true of most of the highly literate—if highly pedantic—members here.
     
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  17. Dec 25, 2019 #77

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    This is just going exactly how Toyamatanabe-watanoyama threads always end up .....

    "What are we gonna do tonight Brain?"

    "The same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to take over the world"
     
  18. Dec 25, 2019 #78

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    Buckwheat? Does that make you Spanky? :LOL:
     
  19. Dec 25, 2019 #79

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    Mazaki-bot.

    /thread
     
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  20. Dec 25, 2019 #80

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    This is purely speculation...but what if? What if Watanabe was actually the one making Toyamas? Why is it always considered the other way around?
    -New guy
     
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  21. Dec 25, 2019 #81

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    I always thought this makes more sense given the number of knives Watanabe has for sale compared to how hard it is for JNS to keep Toyamas in stock...but what do we know...
     
  22. Dec 25, 2019 #82

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    I thought a journalist would do a little research or ask questions before publishing speculative nonsense.
    Do some research on how the Japanese knife industry works differently in various regions e.g. Sakai, Sanjo, Takefu & Seki...it's not that hard to get educated on this subject.
     
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  23. Dec 25, 2019 #83

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    Fake news
     
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  24. Dec 25, 2019 #84

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    If you are as you claim a journalist from a prestigious school then you must certainly know that what you write has to be responsible and well researched.

    What we all read was tabloid trash quality unfortunately.
     
  25. Dec 25, 2019 #85

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    Too much sake? Maz makes munetoshi!
     
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  26. Dec 25, 2019 #86

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    Journalist speculating? National Enquirer?
     
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  27. Dec 25, 2019 #87

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    To be fair the standard of journalism these days is ****ing shite, as much in aus as in america
     
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  28. Dec 25, 2019 #88

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    Oui Chef! Slop in the window! Heard!
     
  29. Dec 25, 2019 #89

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    Paul6001 seems like a decent guy to me. He welcomes new comers to the forum and is straight forward in expressing that he isn’t the expert that some on KKF are. Let’s not discourage new members from participating or punish them for making the odd misstatement. We’ve all been there. He only has two gyutos. It’ll be a year and half before he can really bottom out on the whole KKF trip. He still has to be taken advantage of on BST, deal with a crazy expensive knife being damaged in shipping, pay a custom maker for a knife that never materializes, and then take a dive into natural stones and stabilized woods and fossilized mammoth teeth. Hopefully he’ll make a few friends along the way. That’s what makes it worth it.... Plus, Santa is watching.
     
  30. Dec 25, 2019 #90

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    well said.. :goodjob:
     

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