How Japanese Knives Are Made With Japan's RAREST Steel

  • に公開 4 ヶ月 前

    Japan Go!Japan Go!

    How are Japanese knives made? With the same techniques used to craft katana (samurai swords), modern Japanese knives are some of the highest quality in the world. They don't break or bend, they can slice through anything like butter and they're a beauty to behold.

    This video was filmed at Hirata Blacksmiths (平田鍛刀場) on the outskirts of Tokyo. Sukehira Hirata and Nodoka Hirata are a married couple who craft not only Japanese blades, but blades made of the rarest steel in Japan. In fact, this is one of 3 workshops in the whole country, still producing the legendary Tamahagane steel (玉鋼).

    Their website:
    ENGLISH - mokomimi1027.wixsite.com/my-s...
    JAPANESE - www.hiratatantoujou.com/
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Nguyen Duy
Nguyen Duy

I have always loved Japanese traditional techniques, the blacksmith, ceramic, food... etc

59 分 前
Darrell Schulte
Darrell Schulte

Women in the workplace make the gods angry. But I am Japanese, not ignorant american christian. There are no gods

時間 前
D 2G
D 2G

Hes a bloody good Blacksmith. the attention to detail. my man got skillz..

3 時間 前
Jim Clark
Jim Clark

High quality,

3 時間 前
Anmol anmol
Anmol anmol

amazing to see the rarest steel you prouce from your p-lanets #japan

5 時間 前
Jaune M
Jaune M

Here I am wondering how they get used to that heat!

13 時間 前
sergio pena
sergio pena

It’s funny how the narrator states tamahagane is one of the finest forms of steel a blade can be made from. Tamahagane is crudely cast iron. Kawagane and shingane are the materials you make using tamahagane. These are the materials you want to make a blade from.

14 時間 前
HAMMOD JAPAN
HAMMOD JAPAN

Made in japan 🇯🇵

14 時間 前
Zsolt Vari
Zsolt Vari

Hungarian - A kitartás végeredménye: Egy késpenge. De az, hogy mibe kerűlt? Senki sem tudja felértékelni. Egy maréknyi fémporból egy fényes acélpenge. Ha az útszélén találnád, lehet hogy odébb rúgnád. De csak nézd végig, hogyan lett a szürke porból nemes acélpenge. Szenvedély, önfeláldozás, önmegtagadás nélkül nem születhetett volna meg ez a parányi remekmű.

15 時間 前
Knife Factory
Knife Factory

https://youtube.com/channel/UC5J5V3gCIJpXdnU8hQX-9gQ Awesome video.. We are also working in this type of works but it's different like decorative and professional knifes for some related work that you can check in the link

20 時間 前
Mohsen Soleymanee
Mohsen Soleymanee

Respect!

20 時間 前
BAKALito
BAKALito

His wife name should also be etched in the knife. Just saying.

21 時間 前
Oliver Gröger
Oliver Gröger

What an exceptional artist. I never saw that kind of manufacturing before and it is truly amazing. What an honor it must be to be able to get hold on to one of those masterpieces. I especially like the constant and complete awareness of the moment of all the people involved in the creation of this knife. Truly inspiring.

21 時間 前
TheGrimReader
TheGrimReader

I love it how the wife just wears socks and sandals when working with fire… very wise…

23 時間 前
岩間昭子
岩間昭子

っz

23 時間 前
Lucky Shot
Lucky Shot

How can I purchase?

日 前
Eric Hasu
Eric Hasu

Ah, the good old traditional power hammer, sander and angle grinder. No, just joking, it'd be painfully slow to do all that manually. Still, it's not the tools, it's the one with the skill who can do things.

日 前
Cock Andrews
Cock Andrews

This is a fine luxury buddy, always and forever treasure such an item.

日 前
Woman of Steel
Woman of Steel

He should be teaching people that trade and not let it die because all the manufacturing and assembly line knife suck they’re just ordinary good for them people I hope they keep it alive and teacher trade to somebody else

日 前
Emanuel Marcus
Emanuel Marcus

The guy looks like Asian Turtle from the show Entourage

2 日 前
christopher st.marin
christopher st.marin

What an amazing couple. Well done sir!

2 日 前
sunny gogoi
sunny gogoi

Things made out of Japanese tradition always teach a life lesson. 🤘🇯🇵

2 日 前
RJ Santos
RJ Santos

The baby though 🥺

2 日 前
Quinton
Quinton

i would love to buy one, but i know these arent going to be cheap by anymeans

2 日 前
Simão Novakoski
Simão Novakoski

Admiração pela competência e disciplina do povo japonês. 🇧🇷

2 日 前
skodbolle
skodbolle

That is the most silent power hammer in the world!

2 日 前
Just some Komi-san stan
Just some Komi-san stan

Is no one gonna talk about how good he signed the knife?? Like that was beautiful

2 日 前
PingDK1
PingDK1

WOW what craftmann they are I love it

2 日 前
Tony Lam
Tony Lam

What ever you call that steel, 1000 years ago, some Vikings were using Efburge swords, made of what we now call crucible steel. A very high purity steel no one expected the ancient sword smiths were capable of creating, and the technique were lost for 800+ years and rediscovered around the 1800s. I am surprised of all people, the Japanese are still manually pounding the steel, I thought they would have a mechanical hammer by now. I am sure they can automate much of that process without losing any quality.

2 日 前
Vlad Hunter
Vlad Hunter

Кропотливая и достойная работа! Лайк! 🇯🇵 ✌ 🇺🇦

2 日 前
doit toit
doit toit

An ad interrupted the video only one minute in to this short video. For that I won’t watch the entirety!

2 日 前
Roman Sarioglo
Roman Sarioglo

...and give you strength.

2 日 前
Roman Sarioglo
Roman Sarioglo

May God bless this Family and their business 🙏 Jesus Christ bless you three.

2 日 前
GeorgeInShanghai
GeorgeInShanghai

How long does it take for entire process? How much a knife does he sell for?

2 日 前
GeorgeInShanghai
GeorgeInShanghai

His wife name should be engraved also

2 日 前
Bernard Sirait
Bernard Sirait

Legit

2 日 前
Jonathan Adami
Jonathan Adami

"Traditionally women are not accepted, but we don't care about old fashion beliefs" proceeds by pounding metal in fire for days to make a knife after 15 years of hard work, every day... the irony is burning hot there! lol Also I have japenese knives, I also have german knives... and, yeah they're both pretty good! lol not saying they're wasting their time or anything but you know... maybe? :D

2 日 前
Foxy-CAM TV
Foxy-CAM TV

I want to pick that fuckin baby up....look oh 😍 cute it is.

3 日 前
sergeorge75
sergeorge75

I want one if i can afford. Where in Japan? Any store link?

3 日 前
El
El

That is a very lucky man to have a woman like that

3 日 前
Logos Of Fire 44
Logos Of Fire 44

🌹🌹🌹

3 日 前
ron top
ron top

this is a haven for serial killers nice tools for carnage.

3 日 前
The Gee-tah Guy
The Gee-tah Guy

I see a SOG box in the background at 21:06. I love my SOG Kiku XR LTE folding knife. Does this blacksmith make products for SOG?

3 日 前
Andrew Tann
Andrew Tann

Wow, beautiful knife! How much will one cost?

3 日 前
Carlos Nieto
Carlos Nieto

Where can I get one

3 日 前
Huseyin Tok
Huseyin Tok

That's Child is so cute with little eyes

3 日 前
john howard
john howard

I would be " HONORED " to own one of Your kitchen knives ! You may not consider Yourself to be a Artist , but I DO !!!!

3 日 前
cdream4444
cdream4444

Great craftsman.

3 日 前
Anton Dul
Anton Dul

most of the time was filled with worry since the fires were big

3 日 前
silver rayleigh
silver rayleigh

That's an art. Someone like me that don't care about art prefer knives from VG10 or M390.

3 日 前
THOMAS MANION
THOMAS MANION

It angers me when politics try so hard to demonize other cultures , that in truth have so much we could learn from

4 日 前
THOMAS MANION
THOMAS MANION

That family is a joy to listen to

4 日 前
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan

That baby is so cute!!!

4 日 前
jeffrey bugarin
jeffrey bugarin

Bruh put the baby away what the hell lol

4 日 前
Бот #53293
Бот #53293

Any modern knife steel will be better than this traditional technology.

4 日 前
justin jones
justin jones

And this is why I buy made in Japan.

4 日 前
A
A

Baby should be in that environment, she is like collecting led powder with her kid in her shoulder. That is super toxic causes cancers and all sort of other respiratory issues. All this for swords, no one uses swords in real life.

4 日 前
ΠΑΥΛΟΣ ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ
ΠΑΥΛΟΣ ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ

VAMOS ARIS THESSALONIKI

4 日 前
Mr Vijay 28
Mr Vijay 28

Great work

4 日 前
EmmaAppleBerry
EmmaAppleBerry

I feel like their baby is an anime protag in the making.

5 日 前
kareem omar
kareem omar

He never engraves his wife's name on the blade.. Yet she never complaind.

5 日 前
محمد عبدالله الہندی
محمد عبدالله الہندی

This not quantity but quality making ur own steal. This not called buisness. . Its a live tradition ,heritage and art from thousand of years . Should be kept live in world of technology.

5 日 前
J Winters
J Winters

Made with heart and soul! Can't wait to purchase one.

5 日 前
Daniel Collins
Daniel Collins

How can I get one of his knives ?

5 日 前
Easily Distracted
Easily Distracted

and so, we turn more and more to the worship of chef's knives in times of peace. Hahahaha

5 日 前
Odysee505
Odysee505

16:00

5 日 前
gaiapj
gaiapj

Steel is manufactured...

5 日 前
Divyansh Gupta
Divyansh Gupta

I am in love with the baby 😍

5 日 前
Murasaki Mizunami
Murasaki Mizunami

I live in japan until today I never bought a good knife here in japan it's a myth to say that they are great knife and sword builders!

6 日 前
Kenta 403
Kenta 403

Awesome video! I'll drop by the next time I'm in Japan and buy a knife off of him.

6 日 前
Steve Sweeney
Steve Sweeney

So many untruths in this video. Forge Welding Modern Steels is very much able to be done. And Modern Steels are WAY better than the "Iron" he pulled out of that furnace.

6 日 前
Rafael Mora
Rafael Mora

Very cool..

6 日 前
D M
D M

A true craftsman!

6 日 前
Zachary Thompson
Zachary Thompson

He looks like the Japanese Elon musk

6 日 前
captain subtext
captain subtext

i like her safetyboots :D

6 日 前
Roberto Ferro
Roberto Ferro

Lo condivido

7 日 前
Philipp Karl
Philipp Karl

Now Audible: https://amzn.to/3nHmFmI

7 日 前
Jose Jimenez
Jose Jimenez

The baby is fake😹😹

7 日 前
Tigris nova
Tigris nova

Knife made from nichrin

7 日 前
ThistleDewOutdoors
ThistleDewOutdoors

Definitely more modern setup but, has a good mind set about the craft....

7 日 前
Dwight Looi
Dwight Looi

Tamahagane [玉鋼] is bloomery steel. Bloomery steel is shitty steel that is full of impurities, inclusions and inconsistent carbon content. Using it does not make better knives, it simply makes knife making harder and (only) arguably more traditional. I said arguably because ultimately making Tamahagane using a modern stacked furnace with an electric blower is not exactly how it was made in pre-industrial Japan anyway in a Tatara [鑪]. If the point is to make the the best cutting knives with the finest material strength and properties, you CANNOT beat modern powdered metal cruicible steel made at a proper steel mill. For Japanese stuff, Hitachi's HAP (10, 40, 50, 5R) and YXM (1, 4, 27, 42, 60) series comes to mind. You can still forge and fold it or mix two different grades for a nice skin grain, temper line or differential hardening if you wish. But, there won;t be any inclusions or impurities to ruin your day and the material composition, working temperatures, quench and temper specifications will be exact.

7 日 前
John Doe
John Doe

crap knifes

7 日 前
Smokey Yunick
Smokey Yunick

Wonder why there steel takes to water so well most steel shatter when water quenched

7 日 前
C98
C98

WHy are the best and most looked after crafts dying out and the actual bad ones keep on staying?

7 日 前
GeZy Keys
GeZy Keys

Amazing video ❤️❤️❤️

7 日 前
craigjkb
craigjkb

I would purchase something from them I away try to support family business especially a Japanese sword or knife.

7 日 前
Tetea Vangchhia
Tetea Vangchhia

That is going to be time consuming and a very hard process

8 日 前
B
B

That is the most stoic kid I have ever seen.

8 日 前
Rand U
Rand U

Absolutely fantastic but I'm surprised he doesn't use any kind of headphone to protect his ears; I can't see how he can avoid going deaf in the years to come.

8 日 前
Don Scott
Don Scott

Would love to own one. I would have to keep it in my safe, and bring it out for special occasions.

8 日 前
Primitive Archery Man
Primitive Archery Man

Very cool blacksmith.

8 日 前
ERITREA CONNECT
ERITREA CONNECT

wowww so nice

8 日 前
Nino dela Cruz
Nino dela Cruz

Havng a high end Japanese Chef knife seems to be like having reached a good achievement Hope to have mine in the nearest future. Hail to the world class Japanese Knives, and its beautiful culture behind it, hope it would last for more generation.

8 日 前
Ever Taxila
Ever Taxila

Japan is quality

8 日 前
Andre Cupido
Andre Cupido

This man is a legend💪. Splendid work👌😮, watching japanese blacksmiths is very intriguing

8 日 前
K8TV
K8TV

Everyone said about how hard to make a knife. Me : use cheap knife 2 usd

8 日 前
Penju Kolev
Penju Kolev

A real master devoted to his work.That is why Japan is Japan.The quality is the essence of their work and they are understanding the matter.

8 日 前
ColdPetRat2.99
ColdPetRat2.99

They buy iron sand? :D

9 日 前
Radio Châu Râu
Radio Châu Râu

Always respect Japanese for their dedication in work!

9 日 前

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