Watanabe, Shinichi

I'm the sixth bladesmith in the line of Watanabe blade smiths in Sanjo-city Niigata-prefecture Japan. Therefore, my family have been bladesmiths since my great, great, great, grandfather. Their brothers and their brother's children were also bladesmiths. We have been bladesmiths from generation to generation since 1897. I know about our ancestor's history back to 1897, but I don't know much about it before that. Last year, my grandfather's house was moved to make a new road. During the construction, many remains were found. There were a lot of iron ore, water stones, some pieces of fire place bricking, some pieces of bellows and slag. And they dated back to the Heian Period in 794! It's possible that the Watanabe family has been blade smith since then!

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  1. Nakkiri 165
    Nakkiri 165
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/11/19
    Price: $275.00
  2. Nakkiri 150
    Nakkiri 150
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/11/19
    Price: $195.00
  3. Petite 150
    Petite 150
    By: Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/05/19
    Price: $175.00
  4. Stratum 160
    Stratum 160
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/04/19
    Price: $725.00
  5. Nakkiri 180
    Nakkiri 180
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/04/19
    Price: $445.00
  6. Nakkiri 120
    Nakkiri 120
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/04/19
    Price: $175.00
  7. Ai Deba
    Ai Deba
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/04/19
    Price: $145.00
  8. Petite 100
    Petite 100
    By: Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/04/19
    Price: $115.00
  9. Nakkiri180
    Nakkiri180
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/09/19
    Price: $275.00
  10. Gyuto 180
    Gyuto 180
    By: Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/04/19
    Price: $215.00
  11. Ajikiri 105
    Ajikiri 105
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/03/19
    Price: $95.00
  12. Ajikiri 90
    Ajikiri 90
    By: NYCKS 2019, Watanabe, Shinichi
    Date Added: 12/03/19
    Price: $95.00

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