July 1, 2016

Shopping for Aritsugu Knives in Kyoto

Their service are so good, extremely professional yet friendly at the same time.  Most of the staffs can speak English, so don't worry, ask them anything you want to know about their knives.

They will demonstrate on how to take care of your knives.  They will also engrave the knife with your initials if you want, like I did.

Payment counter

Cash Only. Yen Only.
No credit cards. No traveler's check.
Ohhh, no tax refund too.

Japan is well known for its quality knives.  Aritsugu  (有次) is a Japanese knife specialist founded in 1560. It is one of the oldest knife makers in Japan.  The main store has been located at the Nishiki Market, Kyoto since 1981.


suituapui said...

I bought Sheffield knives in the UK, 1994, good to this day, no sharpening required.

Ez Vina said...

Wow, thanks for the info. I'll try to remember that if I can get anywhere near UK :)