How to Sharpen a Japanese Leather Knife

$90.00

10 in stock

Takeshi Yonezawa

WCC – Ranger 106

Wednesday 08/10 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All skill levels welcome!

10 in stock

SKU: WT22WS-30 Category:

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Takeshi Yonezawa

WCC – Ranger 106

Wednesday 08/10 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All skill levels welcome!

Workshop Description: Japanese-style leather knives are really useful but we have to sharpen them often, compared to knives made in the U.S. In this workshop, you will learn how to keep them sharp and also gain some cutting and skiving skills. Topics covered will be: 1) how to prepare sharpening stones; 2)how to sharpen the flat side of the blade; 3) how to sharpen the beveled side of the blade; 4) proper angle for cutting; 5) proper angle for skiving; 6) how to hold the knife for cutting; and 7) how to hold the knife for skiving.

Materials to bring: Japanese style leather knife (available for purchase in the class), sharpening stone #1000 #4000 or close grids ones (available for purchase in the class), cutting surface, glass surface for skiving, hand towel (old, not new), notebook and pen.

Workshop Instructor: Takeshi ‘Yone’ Yonezawa started leatherwork nearly twenty years ago in Tokyo, Japan. In a world of speed and consumption, Yone invests his passion, love and time into his work. It’s not about creating for profit, but creating with the intent to change the perception and standards of quality leather goods. He is a firm believer that handmade = better, with countless hours of effort and thought spent going the extra mile to combine flawless execution, balanced form and function, and beautiful design. Yone specializes in Japanese, American and European leatherwork. He is a proud member of the Portland Leather Guild and the Lone Star Leather Guild and lives in Beaverton, Oregon, with his wife, son, and dog.

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