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  • I learned of a Japanese blacksmith who specializes in knives and blades.

  • A blade Smith, if you will.

  • And he was willing to open up his workshop for the day and show me how he makes a knife.

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  • I had the good fortune to be able to meet many amazing craftsman here in Japan.

  • Today was no exception.

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I Spent a Day With a Japanese Bladesmith | Making a Knife

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/27
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