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Takefu Knife Village

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Nida Davis wrote a review May 2019
Ashburn, Virginia24 contributions8 helpful votes
Had a wonderful time. Very friendly people and really nice way to learn about knife making. I found Ikebana scissors which is a delight. They also sell designers knives.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Janice Wall wrote a review May 2019
Atlanta, Georgia233 contributions44 helpful votes
Our Hands On Japan tour took us to observe the making of absolutely beautiful, utilitarian knives.. They gave us a blade,taught us how to sharpen it ... and when completed.... mounted it in a handle and presented it to each of us to take home. What a treat. Also a lovely park close by to the factory to take a stroll through.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Rhonda wrote a review Apr 2019
Dawson Creek, Canada22 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely people, and great visit. We found lovely knives for each of us. Unfortunately renovations were going on in main area so we did not get to visit that area however the reno’s should be done shortly. Added our location to the world map of visitors.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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bglhvn wrote a review Nov 2017
So. California1,197 contributions261 helpful votes
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It was fascinating to see blades being made by hand, not mass produced by machines, below an observation level. Adding to the atmosphere were the sounds of hammering and grinding plus the smell of metal and the furnace. Displays of current and old blades are hung on walls and in display cases. The adjacent shop offers all sorts of knives for sale, plus many stocking-stuffer/souvenir type items such as nail files and clippers, graters, peelers, etc.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Rodney H wrote a review Mar 2017
Haines263 contributions71 helpful votes
Our visit to Japan was to locate knife makers that I can buy just blades from. I could have stayed at Takefu a week just watched hinges the men forging blades. You can even make one yourself for a fee but we did not have the 6 hours needed. The staff is very friendly and speak English enough to make the experience wonderful. They sell knives that are made there at a very reasonable price. If you are close, you need to visit.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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