Sharpening Schedule:

All Sharpening dropped-off at Country Knives by 5 PM,  Saturday, October 20 will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, October 23.  Sharpening received on MondayOctober 22 through Saturday, November 3 will be ready for pickup on TuesdayNovember 6.

 

 

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Seki City is a small town located in Gifu-Prefecture in the middle of Japan and is famous worldwide for its production of fine knives like Solingen in Germany. Cutlery made in Seki dates back to the 13th century, when master swordsmith, Motoshige moved from Kyushu district to Seki and began making his swords here. He chose Seki for its rich natural as well as material conditions. Seki offered pine for charcoal making, good quality iron sand, and the water transport of the Nagaragawa River and Tsugu River. Many swordsmiths gathered in this place with the ideal climatic conditions. The swords of Seki were known “breaking without breaking and cutting well”, and its name spread across the country. Seki prospered as a place for making the best swords in Japan, the techniques and skills of the ancient swordsmiths have been passed down for centuries and continue to develop and progress with…