View Full Version : Can You Identify These Knives?

12-18-2012, 05:45 AM
I saw them for sale and wanted to know if they were any good. Thanks!




12-18-2012, 06:22 AM
ha! ha! LOL!:wink: the Kanji mean "California sushi school"!! hope it help!:)

12-18-2012, 09:52 AM
compared to this set: http://www.sushischool.net/merchandise.php?m=knife
yours appears to be missing a gyuto and petty. Given it is a used, 'school kit', probably better knives than whatever grandma has rattling around in her knife drawer, but not worth whatever the seller wants for them.

12-18-2012, 11:38 AM
haha! that's what I figured, thanks for the heads up!

12-18-2012, 12:51 PM
Looks like a set of throwing knives from a school in california ;)

12-18-2012, 04:30 PM
You can get better, but for a student I think those would be great. (sushi) Altho that set doesn't look very well cared for.

12-19-2012, 06:37 PM
That second photo makes me sad.

Its messy, its dirty, the knives are rusted and looks like its been in gulag not in sushi school.

The usuba though, I wonder what that is?

Keith Sinclair
12-19-2012, 08:19 PM
Yeh that looks like a Usuba to me too,Those knives should be cleaned up & a coat of oil if not being used.They are Carbon Single Bevels so they are worth something.To me it looks like the Kanji was carved in wt. a chisel

12-19-2012, 08:44 PM
Has anyone read "The Zen of Fish." It's an interesting read that provides a good general background (history, biology/ science) of sushi and also follows a class through the first "sushi school" in California.

The book talks a little bit about the knives, and, IIRC, mentions that the kits that the students bought where around $1k, which would suggest "good quality" but nothing exotic. The main "character" (student) that the book follows is always getting in trouble for not caring for her knives well: not sharpening, letting them rust, etc.