Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Oh shit. Kim’s finally lost the plot. In two years time he’s going to be the subject of a Channel 4 documentary called “the last Samurai” or “Saw 5 + 6” based mostly on Facebook wall-posts (instead of real research) and comments such as “he always seemed really normal. I mean, he was a BIT weird, but nothing out of the ordinary.””
Well, worry not. These are not evil weapons intended to harm anyone. They are Japanese woodworking tools. I came across these on my course and really liked them, so I bought a couple from Rutlands.co.uk. As you all obviously know, European saws cut “on the push” whereas Japanese saws cut “on the pull”, which makes them easier to use in a lot of cases. They are also really fine and very sharp. But most of all, they look frickin’ cool.
One is a Ryoba, the other is a Dozuki. Don’t ask me what that means.
The other object is a marking knife (basically you use it instead of a pencil to mark lines) and it looks kind of evil.
I’ll let you know how I get on with them. Or just keep watching the 10 O’clock news…