A day in the life of a Japanese Knife maker working in knife manufactory in Seki City Japan. This is what a normal work day would be for a knife technician in the manufactioning plant and outdoors of workplace. The Japanese work culture can be seen in her everyday activities. In addition, this is how Japanese knives are made. Nene works as a knife technician at Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan, initially a 291-year-old German Knife maker who eventually setup an office in Japan and later obtained their knife production line here in Seki city, in addition known in Japan as the city of blades, crafting faultless samurai swords and knives for more than 8 centuries and generating one half of Japan’s total knives in this city alone. Today, 90% of the company’s knives sold in Japan are really made here at this manufactory. Throughout her shift, she’s tasked with examining knives being crafted that day, to guarantee that each knife meets the industrial plant’s rigorous quality requirements. Which in addition means that she’s accountable for knowing the details about each and every knife that’s crafted in the manufactory which includes the whole build process for that individual knife and the technical standards each one must fulfill in order for her to totally perform the inspections. In truth, all the employees are necessary to undergo basic training when joining, and during the training period, each employee’s abilities are assessed and based on their strengths, appointed a distinctive role for example honing knifes, welding, and so forth. Evidently, honing the knives manually is one of the most challenging parts when crafting a knife. So much so, the manufactory itself only has 9 professionals who have mastered the skill, and at the moment only 2 who are skilled enough to perform Kiwami Honbazuke, the most extreme and technical knife sharpening possible.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan
Watch all of my Japan Day in the Life videos on this playlist
Get my Tokyo & Japan Merch and show your support!
Questions about Japan or Japan Travel? Get answers and chat with my Discord Community
Thank you in advance!
– PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/paolofromtokyo
– Venmo: PaolofromTokyo (venmo.com/paolofromtokyo)
– Bitcoin: 1AUZW1Emio4qtRiBir3EUDey1zi3ssoRsw
– Merch Store: https://tokyozebra.com/mrch
—– Help with Subtitles / Closed Captioning —–
—– Business —–
Want me to feature your business in my video?
Want to send me stuff?
—– For more info about me —–
I’m from TOKYO JAPAN, I’ve been living here for a long time. I’ll be your Tokyo Travel Guide, taking you to the spots I love as well as showing you what to do all around Japan and maybe sometimes overseas. I’m also into Tech so you’ll see a few videos about my drone and other cool toys I discover. In short, the channel is all about what I Love, Japan, Food, Travel, Tech and most likely coming FROM-TOKYO, my home.
—– My Film Gear —–
(Affiliate Links Used – I may receive commission from products purchased)
– For a complete list of my gear:
Access to Music in video: