12-14-2016, 12:34 PM
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Hi,


Just wanted to let you know that I made a new article on my page "historyrazors.wordpress.com"
this time about the very well-known creator of, among other things: Tamahagane steel razors, Kamisori, ... :

"Iwasaki" 


Regards

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 12-14-2016, 12:56 PM
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Very rich history. Arigato!

One detail I appreciate is the use of wa kamisori to refer specifically to Japanese traditional razors.

I remember from an early visit to my in-laws that kamisori is a general word that refers to a razor of any kind.
Outside of Japan, though, it's come to be used just for the Japanese traditional kind.

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 12-14-2016, 11:14 PM
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Thanks for another great contribution!

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 12-15-2016, 02:42 AM
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(12-14-2016, 12:56 PM)Rory1262 Wrote: Very rich history. Arigato!

One detail I appreciate is the use of wa kamisori to refer specifically to Japanese traditional razors.

I remember from an early visit to my in-laws that kamisori is a general word that refers to a razor of any kind.
Outside of Japan, though, it's come to be used just for the Japanese traditional kind.

(12-14-2016, 11:14 PM)Snuff Wrote: Thanks for another great contribution!

Thanks!

Done with great pleasure!

Yes, indeed, I like that "detail", I like to be as original as possible to the Japanese tradition,
although I'm not Japanese, speak or read Japanese, I hope to make as little mistakes as possible,
but still share this amazing history with the rest of the world, even though most information came from Japanese sites  Confused
(not easy to translate  Blush  )

I even didn't know in the beginning that what they mean by a "Japanese razor" is a "wakamisori", and not as well a straight razor

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 12-15-2016, 06:20 AM
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Another good example of how wa makes a difference is wagyu.

By itself, gyu is beef of any kind...but wagyu is the luscious Japanese beef!

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 12-15-2016, 12:51 PM
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(12-15-2016, 06:20 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: Another good example of how wa makes a difference is wagyu.

By itself, gyu is beef of any kind...but wagyu is the luscious Japanese beef!

Great!  Didn't know this  Shy Interesting!

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 01-19-2017, 06:29 PM
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Thanks for this incredibly thorough history.

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