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Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Hamesjo, Dec 20, 2019.
And we can't have a little fun while being informative?
Wakui is based out of Sanjo, Niigata
Hes not part of Takefu Co-Op
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?
And more fun if everyone got a free pony!
Heck I'd be happy with a nice bottle of wine - oh wait I already have that!
I think u meant free shig
That's why you need a free pony!
Free shigs and ponies for everyone! @Oui Chef is paying!
Make mine a Kato, thank you
LOL crap.... @Oui Chef needs to buy Toyomanabe's.... I mean Watanoma's...
Alright watanoma's for everyone except @lemeneid since I know he only wants another TF.
Already have my Watayamanabe Honyaki
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.
I just assumed that whole post was a joke. But people surprise me all the time
What are you calling "obscure", buckwheat?
"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.
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"
Buckwheat? Does that make you Spanky?
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?
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...
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.
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.
Too much sake? Maz makes munetoshi!
Journalist speculating? National Enquirer?
To be fair the standard of journalism these days is ****ing shite, as much in aus as in america
Oui Chef! Slop in the window! Heard!
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.
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