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Jim
08-25-2012, 01:29 PM
Helped out a neighbor with his internet access and he gifted this to me on the way out-

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=37402 (http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=37402)

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=37403 (http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=37403)

Burl Source
08-25-2012, 01:49 PM
Very generous neighbor.
Congrats.

BraisedorStewed
08-25-2012, 02:20 PM
very nice. That ferrule is awesome!

Sara@JKI
08-25-2012, 07:22 PM
On the blade, it says it was made by 忠雄 (I believe it's pronounced as "Tadao). I couldn't find the maker of this company or craftsman, but I saw couple of knives with the same engraving, and all of them were SK steels (the carbon ones).

Jim
08-25-2012, 10:13 PM
Thank you Sara, I appreciate the effort.

Lefty
08-26-2012, 12:09 AM
How cool is that??
Now, not that it's as helpful, but if you need French or Portuguese kanji translated, I'm your guy :D

ecchef
08-26-2012, 02:24 AM
Yup, it's Tadao for sure. I have one of their deba. Not certain about the steel but sharpens up right nice.

Cutty Sharp
08-26-2012, 10:45 AM
Ahh, the others beat me to the answer! Anyway, I still like to figure these out and I've got the same:

登録 (the first smaller pair) = registered
忠雄 = Tadao/Tadawo
作 = made

Therefore, it's a registered knife made by Tadao/Tadawo. ... Oh, and I agree. Nice marble ferrule on that hand which, with the plainer ho wood, makes for one attractive knife. Nice one - replace (burl up) the handle!

Sara@JKI
08-27-2012, 12:10 AM
enjoy your new knife :) !

Jim
08-27-2012, 12:17 AM
Thanks for all the help, is it unusual to have what seems to be a fairly high end knife, be made by this seemingly unknown maker?

Cutty Sharp
08-27-2012, 02:41 AM
Nice marble ferrule on that hand which, with the plainer ho wood, makes for one attractive knife. Nice one - replace (burl up) the handle!

Rats - I meant DON'T replace that handle!


Thanks for all the help, is it unusual to have what seems to be a fairly high end knife, be made by this seemingly unknown maker?

I wonder about this too. Not many of us know Japan well and this puts us on the outside of things, and there might be other examples where we just haven't heard of a certain maker, etc. On the other hand, the non-Japanese knifehead community seems to know a surpising amount of stuff.