Aug 8, '12

The samurai’s knife


This is the knife chef Jun Yukimura (Azabu Yukimura, 3*, Tokyo) uses, particularly for shearing pike eels (hamo) bones. The knife comes from Aritsugu, a 450 year old producer from Kyoto, who originally produced swords for samurais. When I asked to hold it, I felt I was holding danger – the knife is very very sharp!

P.S. Back to Japan!

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