06-04-2019, 03:36 PM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Ken Schwartz is moving.
Ken will be relocating his home and shop to better quarters during the next few months. Where you and I would move underwear and socks, Ken has to move some of the most unique and rare Japanese waterstones ever to be imported into this country.
Yes, he still carries every stone I own, but he also has a fantastic inventory of "jnats," or 'Japanese Naturals.' Many of these scarce rocks date back to the glory days of the Samurai, and were used by togishi craftsmen. I am fortunate enough to own five of them.
Ken is also coming out with his own line of 150 grit 3x8 flattening plates, and a special brush to clean these hyper flattening pieces. Since he controls the quality and the function, his prices will be lower for superior plates.
For those polishers who want to blind themselves with their own shiny edges, Ken is still providing suspensions, emulsions and spray on polishes that put edges in the millions of grit.
These implements are heavy, hard to lift and subject to the fumbling of idiots. Many of these rocks came out of a Samurai pit right to Ken's back door. This is not the job for "Two Men and a Truck." When the supply dries up or Ken retires, American polishers will never see this stuff again. Yes, he has competitors--I do not buy from them because I want people to pick a knife off the table and say, "This is one of Chico's, isn't it?"
To do that, Ken is the only game in town. He's honest, his word is his bond, and if it breaks he'll square it.
Call Ken before he has to hire a Sherman Tank to move the rocks!
Call him at 209-612-2790. And leave your number! He has clients in many countries, and a stack of knives without names. Help him during this stressful period.
(BTW, I bought stuff from him during the move--saved me a third!)
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