KIKUICHI MASTER CRAFTSMEN FROM SAKAI CITY, JAPAN COMBINE ARTISTRY & HISTORY FOR A FREEHAND KNIFE FORGING & FINISHING DEMONSTRATION
Presented by Perfect Edge Cutlery
Monday August 13th 2012 Japanese traditional knife making will be demonstrated at our San Mateo Store, The same craftsmanship that has been used by Kikuichi for over 700 years will be performed for you to see in person. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! In addition, Kikuichi craftsmen can personalize your new Kikuichi GS series knife purchase.
Don't miss the drawing for one of the knives crafted that day. One lucky winner will watch their knife being made!
Above are examples of knives to be made at the demonstration & freehand forging. These knives are pure White #2 carbon, approx. 7” long and single bevel for right-hand use. Pictured on the left is a Usuba or Nakiri vegetable knife & on the right a Mioroshi or Funayuki chef knife.
Also look for Kikuichi special values that day!
Be sure to check out the new Ice Hardened Molybdenum Double Grantin Knives from Kikuichi. Gyuto, Honesuki, Santoku, Utility, Sujihiki, great knives for work or home!
About the Craftsmen
Mr. Tadashi Enami is a second generation forging master from Sakai city. He has 28 years of forging master status and he specializes in Wakashizuke, a forging technique which combines two kinds of soft and hard metal to create a superior blade. He was designated a traditional crafts-person in 1997 by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. This designation is given to select expert craftsmen involved in traditional arts.
Mr. Yuzo Tani is a second generation forging master from Sakai city. The craft was passed down from his father, and has developed his own expertise from over 30 years of forging experience. Like many traditional knife makers, his is a family business that will hopefully continue for many generations. His forged knives are sold throughout many high-end kitchen stores in Japan.
THIS IS AN FREE RSVP EVENT!
E-MAIL STOREMANAGER@PERFECTEDGECUTLERY.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE DEMONSTRATION GUEST LIST
WHEN: MONDAY AUGUST 13, 2012
TIME: NOON THROUGH 4PM
WHERE: 1640 PALM AVENUE, SAN MATEO
FOR ADDITIONAL INFO CALL 650.349.2665