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Traditional Crafting Technique, Sakai Cutlery

  • Witness artisans at work in this city with 600 years of history in cutlery!
  • Experience the process and result of sharpening by whetstone!
HostBaba Cutlery Works
DaysFridays
Time10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Duration1.5~2 Hours

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Traditional Crafting Techinque, Sakai Cutlery

34.89USD
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・Participants: 2~6
・Manufacturing Tour, Sharpening Experience

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Address

3-chome−3−22, Shukuyachohigashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka 590-0936, Japan

Access

5 mins. from Myokokujimae Station by foot (Hankai)
10 mins. from Sakaihigashi Station by foot (Nankai Koya Line)
15 mins. from Sakai Station by foot (Nankai Main Line)

Activity Information

From inherited tradition to modern style

Baba Cutlery Works has inherited 600 years of tradition in Sakai cutlery and further evolved through the combined efforts of artisans and specialists. In the pursuit of excellent craftsmanship to provide a clean cut and ease of use, they dedicate their lives to the craft.
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The complete experience

1. Explanation of Japanese knives' manufacturing process.
2. Observation and explanation of the sharpening process
3. Knife sharpness trial.
4. Sharpening demonstration and experience in the showroom.
5. Final product inspection.
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The perfect form!

Observe the actual manufacturing process of Japanese knives through this experience. The artisans check each and every knife personally and manually fix any distortions or bends. To craft the sharpest and easy to use knives, the best way is by hand. Please witness this skill up close and personal yourself.
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The breath of a knife!

Sharpening is an important process in determining the quality of a knife. A freshly honed knife shines beautifully and readily tells the skill of the sharpener. In this experience, you will be able to witness 2 kinds of sharpening, one during the manufacturing process and one for restoring a dulled knife.
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The difference in cut!

After witnessing a master craftsman at work, try out the product and feel the sharpness for yourself. The difference between this and a regular knife will be glaringly obvious! The traditional techniques of Japanese knife manufacturing and the sharpness that they create will have you enjoy cooking even more. Find a knife that will bring your family health and happiness at Baba Cutlery Works.
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Important Notes

Please be careful of differences in elevation when touring the workshop.

Things to bring: towel, comfortable shoes, clothes you don't mind getting dirty
Cancellation Policy

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