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LoftyNotions
06-22-2013, 04:23 PM
On a recent trip to visit my daughter I saw this cleaver hanging on a magnetic rack in her kitchen. It belongs to her SO, and was "inherited" in a somewhat convoluted fashion. It was a favorite of the previous owner. The blade is stainless san mai with a carbon steel core.

Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Larry
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bkultra
06-22-2013, 04:37 PM
I'm assuming its sharpened on both sides... The style of knife is a Nakiri bōchō. The nakiri is a vegetable chopping knife with an easy to sharpen Western style double ground blade. The boxy shape comes from the traditional Japanese usuba knife, also used for chopping and making katsuramuki style vegetable sheets.

Stumblinman
06-22-2013, 04:58 PM
Handle resembles Boker's or maybe vice versa :)

JKerr
06-22-2013, 09:19 PM
I'm gonna assume it's an old tojiro dp

bkultra
06-22-2013, 09:43 PM
I'm gonna assume it's an old tojiro dp

I thought the same thing, but the kanji was different

franzb69
06-22-2013, 11:33 PM
there are a few other companies that use the term "dp" on their knife lines. i'm not familiar with all of them but i have seen them on ebay. they might be one of those. =D

brainsausage
06-23-2013, 12:33 AM
This looks like some other 70's era mass produced J knives I've seen. Which isn't to imply that it's an inferior knife.

mametaro
06-23-2013, 03:37 AM
I believe it is a Hiromoto. I think they used to stamp it in Jp, but no too sure how long ago. The two things I can read are "registered" and "hagane" and of course the DP and Japan.

mhelminski
06-23-2013, 07:09 AM
I believe it is a Hiromoto.

Yes, the main kanji says "Hiromoto made"

mikemac
06-23-2013, 09:42 AM
A version of the Hiromoto 3900 Usuba {but double beveled = nakiri] from Hida Tool....
http://www.hidatool.com/cutlery-and-kitchen/vegetable-knives

NO ChoP!
06-23-2013, 10:34 AM
DP = Decarburization Prevention....currently patented by Tojiro.

Basically fancy words for high carbon.

LoftyNotions
06-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Thanks everyone for the quick responses.

Larry