2018年8月18日土曜日

Takami Chiyozuru style Kamisori





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KvYLPGdNbY

It is a special order to Takami Tanzo (Chiyozuru style Rentetsu (wrought iron) / White I steel blade Kamisori

Chiyozuru means Chiyozuru Korehide who is the one of the most famous and admired carpentry cutlery blacksmith in last century.

His cutleries are mostly seen in museums.

I asked to Mr. Amano (Takami Tanzo co.) several years ago to make one kamisori like he made.

It has been over years, and finally, he made one like this for me.

It is kind of large size kamisori, but it is extremely brilliant look.

2018年5月29日火曜日

Iwasaki Kamisori Straight Razor

Kamisori and straight razor are different things, but some Japanese straight raozrs and Iwasaki Kamisori have single bevel kamisori style straight razors.


I have seen those mixed razors in Tosho, and Tomobo, and some other makers.

I have also seen the same style in Iwasaki razors sometimes, but I was not sure what they had made by Iwasaki or someone else had modified it from original kamisori.

However, I saw the same style blade recently in new condition, and I saw the same style blades at Iwasaki factory, so they had made by Iwasaki (single bevel kamsori with straight razor shank and tang).



https://www.aframestokyo.com/iwasaki-tamahagane-45mm-hh-straight-razor-made-by-shiozawa-tadaa45.html

2018年4月17日火曜日

Super Razor S-41 73mm Phoenix & Bohler Steel Japanese Straight Razor



I have seen thousands of Japanese straight razors that are mostly made before 1980, because those Japanese straight razor makers had closed their business decades ago.

They have lots of variety, lots of makers, and lots of questions, because we do not have any collector's guide book or researchers to teach us.

This straight razor is probably what I have never seen before, and it looks high quality razor, and it is used the steel from foreign country on purpose.
It is also hardly seen the blue half transparent scale.

https://www.aframestokyo.com/super-razor-s41-73mm-phoenix-amp-bohler-steel-japanese-straight-r4173.html

2017年10月3日火曜日

2017年9月20日水曜日

Tesshu Chef Knife Gyuto SG2 custom handle series

http://www.aframestokyo.com/tesshu-chef-knife-210mm-sg2-steel-snake-wood-handle-g2102.html
http://www.aframestokyo.com/tesshu-chef-knife-210mm-sg2-pink-ivory-handle-g2102.html

We recently received SG2 petty knife, santoku, 210mm chef knife, and 240mm chef knife.
They are western style handle with metal bolster.

They do not comes with wooden portion, so I have to make it and finish it (lots of works), but I can pick the materials and install it, so we can make custom handles.

We have also core blue II steel cladding blades with petty knife, santoku, and 210mm chef knife.



2017年9月6日水曜日

Matagi Nagasa Making

I found this video clip from youtube Mr. Nishine is very skillful blacksmith. Especially please look at how he makes the handle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Bc7miMT48

2017年7月5日水曜日

Meat slicing knives that probably we will never get them again.






They are probably 240mm blade and 300mm blade (sorry I have not measured them yet).
They were made as steak knife (slicing meat and tap on the bump on the spine to make the meat softer.
One of the knife was placed the order decades ago to the cutlery store in Japan, so the owner of the store had placed the order a couple of more pieces in case of the chef might place the order another.

The knife looks like weapon, so the owner of the store scares to sell it in Japan. It might be indicted by law in Japan, so I am so lucky to get them.

It was made skillful blacksmith who made it from the single piece steel from the blade, and the hilt, and tang. No welding the bolster.  Classic style.  I was told it was water quench blade.  The handle looks like Makassar ebony. The owner of the store told me that they are very expensive at the time.

The blacksmith is gone, so we cannot place the order again.