do all those Japanese words mean?
sun = an old
of measurement in Japan, similar to our inch, but divided into ten "bu."
Ten sun = one shaku, about a foot. Metric roots go way
"kitchen knife." Also seen as "-bocho." Literally in Chinese it
means "kitchen worker," which is indeed what these knives are.
"composite material." We use either a core of white or blue steel for
these knives with SUS410 stainless steel on the outside.
"black hammered." A knife that has the upper half of the blade
unpolished. Old method of rust prevention.
"Japanese kitchen knife."
"three virtues." A multi-purpose knife that can be used for both push-
and draw-cutting of meat, vegetables and fish. The kitchen Wharncliffes
of Japan! Great for chopping and scooping, and easy to sharpen.
"ship going." Fishermen used these as they were versatile knives. Great
for simple food prep chopping and draw-cutting.
"vegie cutter." Square end with upturn blade edge makes for
push-cutting all kinds of greens with precision.
"sinew puller." A long thin slicer for cutting along the sinew to
separate large hunks of meat cleanly.
knife." Similar to a Western chef knife. Lengthy ones are used for
slicing and carving meat, shorter ones for detailed work.
|First Batch of
We are daily posting to our website the latest batch of kitchen knives
fifty Stainless Fukugozai (SFGZ). Check
them out here. The majority of these knives are Funayuki, with a
few Wabocho (Santoku), Nakiri and Sujihiki. Lengths are between 4 and
10 sun (take a look at this
Funayuki). A few
those who have their own handles they want to put on, or who want Murray to put on a custom handle for
These knives are going quickly! Strike while the
iron's hot. In fact, strike even when the iron's cold -- the sooner the
better to snag some of these great blades.
Also completed are nearly two dozen custom
orders which will please those who've been waiting a good while for
|On The Tube
presence on YouTube is generating quite a response. Visit our channel
to see what we have up there, and be sure to subscribe to our channel
so you'll be notified when our next clip goes up. We'll be taking
footage of various aspects of knifemaking and knife care, as well as an
assortment of other practical training topics. You'll definitely want
to stay tuned! So far we have the following clips for viewing:
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still have room for participants in these exciting
You can make your reservations by clicking on the above links, or send
us an email, or give us a call if you are interested in taking any of
these classes. We also offer financing for any
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Action Adventure August 2008
32-mile 5-day hiking trip
Room for just a few
May '08 Newsletter for details)
We have an update on our very promising adventure this summer. We are
moving the dates ahead by two days -- the trip will start on August 16th
and we will hike until the 20th (originally from 18th~22nd).
Our trip leader this year, John, has gone to great lengths to write a
33-page explanationof where we
are going, what we will be doing, what to bring, how to prepare for the
trip, etc. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this very
informative and practical guide to hiking and camping, please let
us know. I personally can't wait to go on this adventure of a
lifetime, and I look forward to benefiting from all the outdoor-related
seminars we have planned.
If you are interested in joining us for the fun
and unforgettable camaraderie, contact us today as there is not much
time left to prepare. The participation fee is $350, which covers
everything but your transportation to and from the rendezvous point,
food and equipment.
Until our next email news,
Stay Sharp and may God richly bless you!
© 2008 Carter Cutlery