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Banshu-gama : Banshu Sickle

January 10, 2017

Banshu-gama Ono city is quite a unique city which has various local industries such as abacus, metal works and wood crafts and all of these local industries have the largest share in each domestic market.

Home cutlery including scissors, sickles (Kama in Japanese), kitchen knives and razors has a 250 years of long history. Especially Banshu-gama which occupies about 70% of domestic manufacturing is called "razor sickle" because of its sharp edge.

Read the full article:
Banshu-gama : Banshu Sickle

Translated by: Sawaka Kawasaki, reviewed by: Marie Mine

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