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gastr0n0my
08-06-2013, 11:30 PM
Hey, first time poster here. Just received this knife as a gift, and was wondering if anyone could name the maker.

210mm, ebony + buffalo handle, maker?...

http://i.imgur.com/d3FsfoA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ki5a04h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nGOX5Pj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Onx4kI7.jpg

Thanks much, I'll post pics of the rest of my kit soon. Carter, Carter thinned Yoshikane, Tadatsuna, Misono, Suisin, Hiromoto, and others.

chinacats
08-07-2013, 11:52 AM
Nice knife! I am no help with the kanji but pretty sure that is actually a gyuto with a kiritsuke tip. A true kiritsuke would be a single bevel knife. Most of the ones I have seen seem to be extremely flat and this one looks to have a bit more curve to the belly. I believe Jon from JKI had a name for this style of knife but can't recall what it was.
Cheers

stereo.pete
08-07-2013, 12:16 PM
Is that rust near the primary bevel, if so deal with that ASAP!

tripleq
08-07-2013, 12:55 PM
It says 'Japan, made by Kawai'.

bieniek
08-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Got very excited by the first photo, thought It would be kiritsuke in the strict meaning and 21cm! WOW

Unfortunately...

Beautifull knife nonetheless.

JBroida
08-07-2013, 01:17 PM
wa-kiritsuke is often used in japan to specify a double bevel version (at least used by retailers... not so much by craftsmen). I like to call them kiritsuke-shaped wa-gyutos or ken-saki gyutos... it feels more descriptive and accurate to me.

spaceconvoy
08-08-2013, 03:10 PM
My kanji is rusty, but isn't that Kawamura?

tripleq
08-08-2013, 03:43 PM
My kanji is rusty, but isn't that Kawamura?

You are right brother. I was doing 10 things at once and completely misread that one. Good catch.

gastr0n0my
08-09-2013, 01:28 PM
Thanks for all of the info, really enjoying using this one.

Sara@JKI
08-20-2013, 01:23 AM
It says "Japan. Made by Kawamura" (just as people before me already pointed out), and on the back of the blade it says "white"