Etcetra related to the knife of Sakai area

Etcetra related to the knife of Sakai area

Dec 08 2019

The mechanism of knife production in the Sakai area (now Osaka) was different from other regions.
General small blacksmiths consistently produced everything from blades to sharpening and scabbards, but in the Sakai area they were all divided.
In the Sakai area, these knives were eventually sold by wholesalers, so the brand name of the wholesaler was carved into the blade instead of the name of the blacksmith.
Therefore, different blacksmiths were forging the same branded knives.

The reason why Japanese swords have been manufactured since the ancient times is that professionals in the field of parts and processes are required.
On the other hand, in the Sakai area, division of labor was carried out to improve production efficiency.