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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WATCH JAPANESE KNIFE FORGING AT THE COOK’S WAREHOUSE Sept. 14

WATCH JAPANESE KNIFE FORGING AT THE COOK’S WAREHOUSE!
 
ATLANTA , Sept. 8, 2014 – The Japanese Culinary Arts Network (JCAN), of which The Cook’s Warehouse ( www.cookswarehouse.com ) is a member, is bringing master knife craftsmen to the United States for a tour demonstrating traditional Japanese knife making, including a stop in Decatur.
 
The master craftsmen will forge knives and show how a handle is attached during “The Art of Japanese Knifemaking” at The Cook’s Warehouse Decatur store, 180 West Ponce de Leon Avenue in downtown Decatur .
 
The event will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 .
 
LINK TO REGISTER FOR CLASS http://bit.ly/OftRBB
 
This is an incredible opportunity for culinary professionals and consumers alike, showcasing these time-honored knife making methods across the United States.
 
The traditional process of forging steel into knives dates back more than 1,000 years in Japan.  These methods are still practiced today by a handful of skilled craftsmen using artisan methods to produce blades by hand that are among the best in the world.
 
In addition to Atlanta, this tour includes forging and engraving events across the country, stopping in Chicago; San Mateo and St. Helena, CA; San Francisco; Hyde Park and Brooklyn, NY, and Princeton, NJ.
 
The tour will feature three craftsmen from Sakai City who will forge knives at the events.  Sakai City has been known for its samurai swords for centuries and has now become Japan’s center for fine kitchen cutlery. 
 
In partnership with Kikuichi Knives , known for its distinguished history crafting Samurai swords, the public will be able to see this craft in action and learn about the entire process from raw iron to finished blade.  One of the craftsmen, Mr. Oe, will hand-engrave knives for customers.
 
The knife masters – Tadashi Enami, Noboru Morinaga and Akimasa Oe – will have an interpreter to explain each step to the audience.
 

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