Welding, Knife Forging of Tottori Prefecture

Otsuka Yoshifumi

Tottori Prefectural Government

Tottori Prefectural Government
Tottori-shi, Tottori-ken, Japan

The combined piece is heated and lengthened into a knife form by beating with a hammer. The welding process hones the cutting edge and the spine to a degree invisible to the eye. Beating the metal reduces the size of the particles, which enhances the toughness of the knife.


  • Title: Welding, Knife Forging of Tottori Prefecture
  • Creator: Otsuka Yoshifumi
  • Location: Japan,tottori,yazugun,chizu
  • Subject Keywords: Tottori Prefecture, Knife
  • Type: metal, blade, iron, steel

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