Kanetaka has handed down the secret sauce in cutlery for over 200 years since the days when
the Japan's ruler summoned Kanetaka's ancestors for re-constructing the Nijo Castle, now a World Heritage Site.
They are renowned for making world-class cutlery, and many visitors come from across the global to this store in Kyoto to purchase their products.
In his studio with over 100 years of history, the apprentices like Master Yamada have spent full three years chopping charcoal and additional ten years making perfect fire as part of their training before they were even allowed to touch the blades.
"I can count the number of people who can make cutlery of the same quality with one hand," says Master Yamada.
The razor-sharp edges are only part of the reason why artisan bakeries use this knife.
Despite its sharpness, the smooth edge of the blade prevents the formation of bread crumbs and gives any bread a smooth cross-section.
Sought after domestically and internationally, these scissors mesmerize those who have used them, who find it difficult to go back to their original equipment.
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