Kikuichi Cutlery went from Samurai swords to kitchen knives

Popular Science | 8/14/2018 | Staff
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Harry Roseblum, Kikuichi’s general manager in the U.S., explains that “while we don’t deal in Katanas, the process is very much the same.” Each blade in Kikuichi’s higher-end lines involves the work of at least four craftsmen. Each member of the team performs one step of the knife production. This four-step process consists of forging, sharpening, hand-carving the wooden handle, and assembly. In that last step, the two pieces are fit together...
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