Togisamurai Knife Shapener
Stainless Steel, Diamond
Made in Tsubamesanjo, Japan
L21 x W11 x H6cm
Out of stock
Using traditional Japanese technique “togi” (sharpening), this Togisamurai knife sharpener assists anyone sharpen their knives like a professional Japanese chef. No practice is necessary, knife maintenance can be done simply and easily on a daily basis with Togisamurai.
Made in Tsubamesanjo, a historical city of traditional craftsmanship and blacksmithing, in Niigata prefecture, this tool uses stainless steel on the body and diamond as whetstone. The diamond whetstone does not require water, you can sharpen anywhere and use the knife immediately afterwards. Togisamurai utilizes the “one-way horizontal sharpening” method using the levitation mechanism of the holder, and this built-in holder can be accurately maintained at the optimum cutting angle of 15ﾟ. It allows you to simply slide the knife back and forth to achieve optimal sharpness with an accurate and constant angle. You can also use this sharpener for both single-edged and double-edged blades.
With Togisamurai, the sharpness of your favourite knives will last longer, and using a sharp knife makes cooking even more fun.
Tsubamesanjo, Niigata Prefecture is a town famous for its metal processing and technological evolution. With the history and traditions of such manufacturing still preserved by craftsmen in this area, new advanced industrial technology continues to develop, making Tsubamesanjo homewares ideal products for the modern home, while still living within tradition.
Tsubame and Sanjo, often referred to as “mid-prefecture,” are two cities located almost in the center of Niigata Prefecture. Tsubame-Sanjo is famous for its metal processing, but it is also a region rich in nature – thanks to the Shinano river, Japan’s longest, that runs through the region – and is known as a production center for delicious rice and fruits. Its fertile land has long contributed to a harvest of agricultural products and prosperity.
The tradition of metal fabrication in these two towns dates back over 400 years to the Edo period (1603-1867), with the manufacturing of metal nails marking a turning point in Japan’s industrial revolution. Since then, Tsubame-Sanjo has become one of the world’s leading technological zones, continuously developing new ways to improve and evolve industrial technologies to meet new challenges amid changing times. But time-honoured techniques of the past are not forgotten. Some traditional industries, such as Tsuiki copperware and forging, are still passed down in an unbroken line from generation to generation, while simultaneously embracing present-day lifestyles with contemporary metal products and tools that no modern household can do without. In this way, the manufacturing tradition of Tsubame-Sanjo continues to evolve.
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