ChrisinHove wrote: ↑
Fri May 10, 2019 6:31 am
Interesting vid. Mildly annoying presenter ....
Thanks for posting. Seki is now on the list!
You're welcome, ChrisinHove. Yes, I agree about the presenter, but overall he seems OK. I love seeing things about knife making centers.
JD Spydo wrote:
For many years I've wanted to go check out the impeccable artistry that takes place at "Seki City, Japan". I've heard that their swords are second to nobody's. My Seki City made Spyders are some of my favorite work knives.
Pittsburgh PA used to be the steel capitol of the USA, Solingen is the knife "Mecca" for Germany and Seki City is the epicenter for knives and swords in Japan.
It makes me want to laugh when I hear many people make derogatory comments about my Japan made Spyders. Little do the Rip-Mart morons know that even the least of my Japan made Spyders are at least 80% better than even the finest knife they own. Needless to say "stupidity" is not in short supply among most of American consumers
Joe, I think that many (mostly non-knife types) who criticize Japan-made knives are still stuck in decades past, when "made in Japan" imports were known as poor quality. Of course, that does not mean that Japanese products on the whole were bad, only the cheap imports up into the 1970s. People who automatically equate made in Japan with poor quality are way out of touch with reality.
Here's another nice Seki video. There is a glimpse of some Spydercos on display from around 6:56 or so...