Apparently, they read this: KNIFE magazine. I thumbed through one today, and it was interesting to see a different emphasis on natural materials and traditional styles. There weren’t many ‘Tactical Tantos’ or gonzo Klingon-style combat knives in these ultra-glossy pages . . .
In a nation where ‘sword control’ has been the law for centuries, and where it is apparently illegal to carry any kind of knife with a blade longer than 2.25 inches and where you need prefectural permission to own a fixed-blade knife more than 15 in length, I’m surprised to see this level of interest in knives.
Then again, we’ve got our own buff books about NFA firearms, so maybe it’s always tempting to want something you can’t have.