2013年12月31日火曜日

New Shigefusa Knives will come in soon

We will get in: 4 pieces of Shigefusa Santoku 165mm Kasumi Sweden pure carbon steel blade knives, and 1 piece of Shigefusa Santoku 165mm Kitaeji Sweden pure carbon steel knife on January 11. If you are interested in those knives, please send us e-mail at aframestokyo@yahoo.com Thank you.

2013年10月13日日曜日

49th. Food & New Products Show

We will have the booth in 49th Food & New Products Show at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. I will bring in lots of cooking knives, sharpening stones, and razors. My Booth is #198 where is near by the front door. 10/18(Fri)----5:00PM to 10:00PM 10/19(Sat)---10:00AM to 9:00PM 10/20(Sun)---10:00AM to 5:00PM Please click here to see the Food and New Products Show website

2013年8月21日水曜日

Makiri Knife by Masashi Yamamoto

Masashi Yamamoto Makiri 165mm Blackish finish white II steel blade with Magnolia handle and wood cover Please click here to see extra pictures! It is hard to translate the word MAKIRI in English with my knowledge and vocabulary, but if I am not afraid of the mistakes and translating it, MA means space or evil spirit or devil, and KIRI means cutter or slasher in Japanese, so MAKIRI means space cutter (time crunch), or evil spirit cutter or devil slasher. Fishermen is the job that has deep relationship with Mother Nature, so they concern premonition a lot, so they do not want to carry to work on their fishing boat with bad time (feeling) or evil spirit, so they might put on the name of the knife MAKIRI. MAKIRI is carried with them any situations, so it must be handy man and life line. Makiri knife is used by fishermen and fish cutters in fish market or fish product Company. Fishermen in northern part of Japan carry it all the time on their fishing boat or time to fix their net or equipments. It is comfortable to carry the small makiri knife, and it is great for fillet fish or squid or cutting rope or net. Mr. Masashi Yamamoto is the one of three main blacksmiths in Yoshikane, and now, he owns his own business. His older brother takes over Yoshikane business. Please click here to see more detail

2013年8月15日木曜日

Shigefua knives will arrive Tomorrow

We will get Shigefusa: Yanagiba Kasumi 300mm Deba Kasumi 150mm Wa-Petty Knife Kitaeji 135mm Wa-Petty Knife Kasumi 135mm

2013年8月4日日曜日

Ebony handle for Japanese cooking knife

We sell and install ebony handle and some other exotic wood handles now. We are able to just sell the handle or we are also able to install the handle with $25 installation fee. We are able to place the order custom handle for you with ebony, sandalwood, and quince. Please click here to see Japanese Knife Handle page

2013年5月17日金曜日

Some Shigefusa knives will be arrived in a couple days.

I will get some Shigefusa knives in a couple days, such as; KITAEJI: Yanagiba 300mm Yanagiba 270mm Deba 210mm Wa Gyuto 180mm KASUMI: Usuba 180mm Yanagiba 270mm Aji-kiri 120mm I will also get: the last two pieces of Iwasaki Tamahagane Japanese razor 58mm blade five pieces of Iwasaki 45mm Sweden steel blade Japanese razor one piece of Iwasaki 60mm Swden steel blade Japanese razor I will also get three pieces of Aoto, and two pieces of Saeki-to 20 pieces of Kanoyama Cordovan hardware Bakko Yanagi Cutting boards 18 pieces of Aritsugu cooking knives 16 pieces of Monzaburo cooking knives 4 pieces of used Iwasaki straight razors If you are interested in above items (basically, first come first serve,so), please contact to aframestokyo@yahoo.com Thank you so much.

2013年2月21日木曜日

Ohira Mine (Ohira Suita, Uchigumori, and Awasedo)

They are not concreate blocks in the picture. They are Ohira whetstones. Ohira mine is located on very deep mountain of Atago mountain. The mine company is located on also very deep in the mountain small village where does not have train station and no bus stop (I guess). Ohira mine has produced very famous Uchigumori whetstone for Japanese sword sharpening for hundreds years. It also produces high quality large size Awasedo and Suita. Ohira Suita is great for fast sharpening as fine grit and it shows Kasumi pattern and Damascus pattern vividly. It is a beautiful place, but you should not even think about going there, if you are not familiar with the place. I will give you guarantee what you will be lost. Please click here to see more pictures! I have just got large variety of Ohira Suita and Uchigumori last week. Please click here to see more pictures! Please click here to see more pictures! Please click here to see more pictures! Please click here to see more pictures!

2013年1月31日木曜日

The way to make one of the cheapest way to get hone holder

Please click here to see more pictures I have thought how to make easy and low cost whetstone holder for a long time, and recently, I figured out what this is the one of the way to make it lower cost and easy to make for everyone. I use synthetic wood outside deck floor, so it is waterproof and heavy, and all I need is the bottom side of base wood block and two small wood pieces for the both ends, and wide strong rubber bands, and I screwed one side of the end, but it can use rubber band for the both ends instead of screwed one end. After tightened with rubber bands, the end piece is strong enough to hold the whetstone, and it is gripped well on the bottom of the holder without slipping. It is not quick one touch adjustable, but it is still adjustable size of the whetstone.

2013年1月22日火曜日

2013年1月21日月曜日

Iwasaki Tamahagane 58mm Razor arrived

I have waited for over two years, but I finally got 10 of Iwasaki Tamahagane 58mm razors.

I have still 4 of stocks.




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2013年1月7日月曜日

A thought of Japanese Razor Handle

I have been using Japanese razor for many years, and I have feeled that Japanese razor handle does not fit in my hand well. If I use rubble grip, it might solve the problem, but I wanted to know what is the real problem is. Especially, little finger and razor handle does not fit well. It is kind of the razor handle is moving around inside of the little finger,so it makes me feel not comfortable to make accurate movement for shaving and sharpening the razor. I holded my fingers the same way as using the razor, and I looked it from little finger side, and I fuguared out the little finger loop diameter is much bigger than the razor handle diameter. That must make hold on the razor handle with stable way very hard. Therefore, I drilled in the middle of 3/8 inch(9mm) diameter solid alminium, and putting in the end of the razor handle, and glue with epoxy. Now, it looks not nice with any design, but it solves the problem, so I think it is the problem.