On my first visit to Japan, which was in 2001 I think, I bought a kitchen knife.
This knife has brought me happiness and joy ever since. She has been my companion in the kitchen for 20 years.
She is made from soft, not stainless steel. This means she can be sharpened to razor edge very easily.
She is now old and the ever present Okinawan decay syndrome, has hit her hard.
I am very pleased to remember the word “Tang”. This is like the steel part of a knife that goes into the handle. I cannot remember the name of the person I have just been introduced to, but I can remember instantly obscure knife terminology .
I clean her up and introduce her to the new handle. I am not the first to experience knife trouble and replacement handles are easily found.
I insert the tang into the new handle. I then drop the set up onto a hard floor. This drives the tang into the handle.
So, many thanks knife. I hope we can work together for years.