Working alone. Open / close irregularly.
Recommend contact before your visit.
Retail & Service of Japanese knives
Sanjo To The World
We are a crafts retailer. Our business is sales and services.
Crafts are made by neighboring workshops in Sanjo.
Master's Hand - Blacksmith
Sharpness, Human Touch
Our products are old fashioned, maintained the same as 50 years ago. We believe they are better than high-tech ones.
From Artisan Village, Sanjo
Our metalwork history began since 1625. Until now, we remain independent proprietors and craftsmanship.
Looking for The Truth
Many fakes and illusions in the knife industry.
Don't be fooled by marketing tactics.
Blogs are my considerations.
What is good cutting?
Standard of your cutting comes from your habit.
Try new things. Step out of your comfort zone.
What is sharpening?
Blacksmiths say value of knives are created by sharpening. If users don't sharpen their knives, the value is gone.
What Is the Edge Angle?
How do you decide the sharpening angle? This was the first question when I started learning sharpening.
About rust - Recommend knife
I recommend 3 layered, stainless covered knife. It has the cutting taste of carbon steel and you don't need to worry much about rust.
What is a Damascus knife?
Damascus is popular word in knife industry. But the deninition is not clear.
Is this knife fake?
Customers often bring their knives and ask me "Is this knife fake?" They worry if they are real or fake Japanese knives.
Material combinations of 3 layered knife
There are many kinds of combination for knife structure. Speciality of Sanjo Blacksmiths is 3 layered knife.