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Lukas
12-02-2012, 07:24 AM
i was reading the book "Japanes kitchen knives" and saw a pic of this beautiful honyaki yanagi made, according to the author by Hiyoshimaru. My Google-fu didn't get me anywhere. Does anyone know anything about these knives?

Sara@JKI
12-03-2012, 02:10 AM
Hiyoshimaru is a kitchen knife retailer based in Tokyo :) It seems they use craftsmen from Sakai for most of their products.

Lukas
12-03-2012, 06:27 AM
Thanks Sara!

this is the knife, any chance the Kanji can give us more information?

http://i.imgur.com/3FfQE.jpg

I tried to improve the legibility a little bit

http://imgur.com/XNr1t.jpg

Sara@JKI
12-03-2012, 03:47 PM
I can read the kanji on the blade easily, but when it comes to pronunciation I can only be sure about "Sakai Ichimonji" but the latter part is not 100%. My best guess to read it is as "Tadakuni Saku". I'm not sure which retailer owns this particular branding/logo though. Once again, this confirms me that the products come from Sakai, but who carries or holds patent of this particular branding are unknown.

The hekler
12-03-2012, 04:23 PM
Beautiful knife!

EdipisReks
12-03-2012, 05:08 PM
Beautiful knife!

it sure is! it also is a good answer for the thread from a while back asking how much distal taper yanagis should have.