Just opened up his bladesmithing book - the (Mitsuboshi) Trademark symbol for "three stars" registered in the the 3rd year of the keicho era
Sold. Thanks KKF!
Looks like Montreal in the winter.
For Carter check out the faq on his website.
On a side-note: doesn't Kramer also use three circles?
Dave, I've made this recipe with good success. Post pics if you do it