Japanese knife vendors

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by duckfat, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. duckfat

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  2. lennyd

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    Have to love stories like that.

    That sounds lime it was a great trip!
     
  3. sameguy

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    I was on Kappabashi-dori yesterday (Monday afternoon) before heading to the hanami festivities at Ueno Koen. Even if you are not shopping for a specific knife, Kappabashi is worth half a day on its own while you are in Tokyo. The weather was perfect, 70 and sunny, and the street was lively, packed with foreigners and locals alike.

    This time I only had time to stop by my now-favorite shops, Union Commerce and Tsubaya. I wound up leaving UC with a blue 2 steel Ittosai Kotetsu nakiri for a very reasonable price. I drooled over some usubas but made a realistic choice based on my (lack of) knife and sharpening skills. While I was in Kitchen Town I picked up a traditional sharkskin oroshigane (wasabia grater). Now I just need to order some wasabia from the west coast. :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing Dave. A cool and informative post.

    Luis
     
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    Great blog, thanks for the pointer!
     
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    It sure would be nice to take a knife journey like that wouldn't it!  Knife shopping by day...Sushi by night.

    Dave
     
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