Foodies Sharpen their Cooking Skills with Handcrafted Enjin No Takumi Kitchen Knives from Japan -- Surpassing Four-Times the Initial Campaign Goal on Kickstarter

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Backers invest more than $20,000 in the affordable knives made from Damasus Steel in Tsubanem-Sanjo, Japan featuring exceptional sharpness created with age-old craftsmanship

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This kitchen knife, handcrafted in Tsubame-sanjo, has an exceptionally sharp edge and is truly breathtaking to look upon…like a mirror.

Presales for the Enjin no Takumi, an amazingly sharp, high-quality kitchen knife made of Damascus steel and hand-produced in Tsubame-sanjo, Japan, have now surpassed $20,000 on Kickstarter – more than four times the initial crowdfunding campaign goal.

“We’re very pleased that crowdfunders interested in cooking and food prep are supporting our campaign, and the exceptional Enjin No Takumi Knife,” said Akinobu Nakamoto, CEO of Three Arrows Marketing LTD. “We expect to reach even more backers looking for a high-quality knife, whether they are professional chefs or just want the best for their home kitchens.”

Tsubame-Sanjo refers to an area located near the middle of Japan, where industry evolved during the early Edo period (1600s to mid-1800s) with the production of “Wakugi” (Japanese nail) – a processing technology inherited from pioneer craftsmen that is being used today in the manufacturing of hand hammered metal crafts and sharp-edged craftsmen’s tools.

“This kitchen knife, handcrafted in Tsubame-sanjo, has an exceptionally sharp edge and is truly breathtaking to look upon…like a mirror,” Nakamoto said. “Even if you use it as an elaborate work of art rather than for its practical use in the kitchen, it’s a great product either way.”

Through the current crowdfunding campaign, Nakamoto hopes to introduce Enjin no Takumi to consumers around the world through crowdfunding, and introduce more people to the ancient tradition used in Tsubame-sanjo to manufacture cutting tools, work tools, metal tableware and other products that are already well-known throughout Japan.

“I think American consumers, and more from around the world, will be happy when they get to use one of these beautifully crafted kitchen knives created by a skillful Japanese artisan,” he said.

Features include:

  • Exceptional sharpness
  • Beautifully patterned Damascus
  • Craftsmanship

For more information, or to purchase one or more knives at a special discounted price during the final days of the crowdfunding crowdfunding campaign, visit the Enjin no Takumi Campaign Page on Kickstarter.

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