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Functional art

 

The knife shown has a hamon (the wavy lines on the blade). This done by heat treating the blades using a technique that was mastered by Japanese smiths.

Each hamon is unique and most likely impossible to repeat. As such I believe each piece is a piece of art in itself..

Its my hope that my customers might display these knives to regularly appreciate the beauty of the hamon. There is so much extra work in a knife to produce them and I really do think they are beautiful.

As such I like to refer to them as functional art.

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