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Japanese Knife Sharpening Experience

culture walk

Japanese Knife Sharpening Experience

36 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Japanese Knife Sharpening Experience

culture walk

Japanese Knife Sharpening Experience

36 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I will explain secret of Japanese knives and sharpening techniques. - How & why shape difference - Material of knives - Secret of the price - What is good knife - General purpose & Special purpose knife - Why so many sharpening stones - How to sharpen knife by stones - Compare before / after sharpening You can see 50 different knives and 20 sharpening stones here. We keep our traditional artisan style. Our works are far from modern high-tech things. It's not fancy but practical and contains rich cultural history. I don't use any machines or special equipment. All works are done by our hands, stones and water. You can do it same in your home later. All tools for sharpening are prepared. I am using these tools for my daily work. You don't need to bring anything. I will show my sharpening process and let you do. In the lesson, we use 3 stones for 1 knife sharpening. You see and do full process of Japanese knife sharpening. After sharpening, you can cut tomato. You will be surprised the smoothness. You can bring your knives for sharpening, if you have. We cut vegetables by Japanese knives and Vietnamese knife. You will know how difference cutting feeling by each type of knives. After this experience, you will know uniqueness of traditional Japanese knives and sharpening techniques. It takes about 90 min.

Your host

Learn more about Hiroshi

Hiroshi

Hello, I'm Hiroshi Takeuchi 竹内裕至, 42 years old Japanese. I'm selling Japanese knives with sharpening service for professional chefs, fine restaurant and home cooks in Vietnam. Almost my customers are foreigners from Europe, America, and Australia. I am sharpening over 100 knives every month and teaching knife sharpening. My hometown is Sanjo, Niigata, Japan. I learn knife sharpening in my hometown. Sanjo is village of traditional blacksmith. We are proud of our craftsmanship and 400 years history. All of my knives are made in Sanjo, Japan. I believe our works are highest grade in the world. I am introducing traditional Japanese beauty and craftsmanship to Vietnam. Market is full of imitation, fake and copy products. I want to show authentic handworks. Real crafts bring us happiness, energy and better life experience.

What's included

Equipment
Use of sharpening stones / Knife for trial sharpening / Drinking water

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Where you'll be

I will condact this workshop in my working place in my house. There are full set of professional sharpening tools and stock of Japanese knives. Ground floor is burger shop. We meet at this burger shop and go to my working place. My working place is 3rd floor. The house is located an ally near Landmark81.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 20 and up can attend. Our workshop is 3rd floor. We don't have elevator. You have to use stairs.

More tips

Experience time can be flexible. If you will come delay or early, please message me. I try to adjust it. Ground floor is burger shop - Con Bo Map. I will wait you at this burger shop, then go up to my workshop. We don't accept credit card. If you want to buy something, please prepare cash.

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Hiroshi
Japanese Knife Sharpening Experience
36 reviews
From $14/person
36 reviews
From $14/person