A Short Sake Primer

Nigorizake "Cloudy Sake" with rice lees settled at the bottom.

When we was talking about article ideas for the site, Mantic mentioned that there was more to being a Sharpologist than just shaving...indeed, a pretty common topic of interest among readers here is the occasional tipple. And me being surrounded by great Sake breweries as I am, I … [Read more...]

An Introduction to Japanese Hones, pt. 3

Nagura Slurry - The first step in honing a razor

  And thus I finally come to the end of the series! I apologize for the delay, but I hope that the payoff will be worth it. Just to recap, in my first article in this series (Part 1) I introduced a bit of history and trivia about natural Japanese whetstones, and in the … [Read more...]