The less expensive Japanese handsaws can't be sharpened. They have impact
hardened teeth. That's why they make them with replaceable blades.
Sorry, but I don't know of anyone who does sharpen the ones that can be
sharpened. Woodcraft does sell a file for sharpening Japanese handsaws, if you
want to try it yourself.
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To give you an idea how rare this is, Japan Woodworker had someone who did
it local in Alameda, Kaleeforneea. I don't know why he's not doing it
anymore, but the last time I was there, they said the now send the saws back
to Japan for sharpening.
Sharpening the rip teeth wouldn't be too bad, but you don't want to start
sharpening Japanese crosscut teeth unless you know what you are doing. Very
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