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BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO KNIFE SHARPENING
Every knife, no matter how good or expensive it is, will after some use get dull and will need to be sharpened. Knife sharpening process might seem intimidating and difficult at first, but it really is not. All it takes is a little bit of practice and some patience.
SMITHIES IN JAPAN
Japan is divided in regions and prefectures, each of them famous for its craft, but there are several key centers of metallurgical and forging industry where the knowledge has been passed on to younger generations for centuries.
JAPANESE BLACKSMITHS, SUPERIOR SHARPNESS, MYSTERIOUS STEEL AND SUPERB SUSHI
japan: our travel guide
Japan is famous for producing quality steel since the times of thesamurai. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions and has one metropolis – Tokyo. Shimane Prefecture with the capital Matsue located in the south-west of the main and most populous Japanese island Honshu has been the centre of steel production in the country since ancient times.
WHY IS JAPANESE KNIFE A GREAT GIFT?
Today we cannot imagine any work done in the kitchen – be it home or professional – without proper tools. Cooking no longer stands for hard labour when preparing food for the family, but is a fun and social activity. Those who are truly in love with cooking (and those who wish to be) insist on the best tool.