Tag - knives



Japan Times
Jan 24, 2023
Echizen forged knives sought after by chefs overseas
Echizen Uchihamono blades are forged by hand using techniques carefully passed down from around 700 years ago. The knives, despite being light and thin, are durable and sharp.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2023
'Can't keep up': Pandemic cooking boom sharpens knife sales in Japan
Japanese knives are also winning more converts among aspiring and professional chefs, who prize their delicate precision, sleek finish and long lifespan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Kateigaho International Japan Edition
Sep 28, 2019
The forged knives of Echizen: Home of Japan's hardest-wearing blades
More than 700 years of history provide a solid foundation for Takefu's knife and tool makers, who are renowned for forging the best handcrafted knives in Japan. How do they fashion such exceptionally keen blades? To find out, delve into the workshops of five top craftsmen in Takefu, now part of the city of Echizen in Fukui Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 1, 2019
Man who allegedly left knives on Prince Hisahito's school desk sent to prosecutors
A 56-year-old man was sent to prosecutors Wednesday for allegedly trespassing on the grounds of Prince Hisahito's school, where he is suspected of leaving two knives on the boy's desk, a charge he has admitted to, according to the authorities.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2019
National emergency: Two more teens killed as knife murders in Britain soar to year tally of at least 24
Two teenagers were killed in knife attacks in Britain over the weekend, bringing the number of people killed in stabbings this year to at least 24 and pushing the bloodshed to the forefront of national concern.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Aug 18, 2018
Staying razor sharp: At the sharp end of Sakai's handmade knife industry
In Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, two things are certain: You're never far from the remains of dead people and you're never far from a knife. The two are connected, but not in the way you might think.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Tools of the Japanese Kitchen
May 27, 2017
Hone your knowledge of Japanese kitchen knives
Japanese kitchen knives have a worldwide reputation for excellent quality and artistic beauty. The trouble is, there's so much mythology and romance surrounding them, not to mention a bewilderingly wide range of prices and types, that it can be difficult to make a choice.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 22, 2017
Man, 72, slashes his stomach, wounds police officer at entrance to MPD headquarters
A 72-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after slashing his stomach with a knife near the main entrance to the Metropolitan Police Department headquarters.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2016
Sagamihara killings reveal shortcomings in law to control knives
Tuesday's stabbing rampage in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, has highlighted the difficulty of reigning in crimes involving knives, despite a recent revision to the Firearm and Sword Control Law.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2016
Sakai city launches English website to boost specialty knife exports
Sakai city's Industrial Promotion Center (IPC) has launched an English-language website selling nearly 200 types of specialty steel cooking knives from the region amid growing interest in the signature product.


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