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    Please help identify this knife!

    Hello, new to the forum here and happy to find it!

    I honestly don't remember where I found this knife, rusted all to hell, with the tip broken off. I recently invested in my first whetstone, a King 250/1000 combo, and decided to finally get around to cleaning it up. Hit it with some bar-keeper's friend, ground a new tip, and took it to the stones. It cleaned up pretty nicely - I wish I had taken a 'before' pic of it!



    I kind of like the remnants of rust pitting - gives it some character to be sure. It took a pretty sharp edge, considering my meager talents as a beginning sharpener. And it has already begun to develop a blue and copper patina.

    I'm very curious when and where it came from, and what type of steel it is. Can anyone help me decipher this?




    Thanks!

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    Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!

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    Tojiro maybe
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    it looks like a Masahiro, but which, is hard to say. i'd say it's a gyuto that has been ground a good bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    Tojiro maybe
    no! Tojiro=藤次郎, Masahiro=正広
    Masahiro Carbon 240mm Gyuto for sure!!
    Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!

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    Nice find. Great restore!

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    Thanks, Charles, you nailed it! I think it must have been a 210 though, as it's just about 8" after the re-tip (sorry, should have said so). I had the feeling I was holding a nice piece of steel, thanks for confirming this! It's super light, and I love full carbon! Makes a great line knife, and will be good for honing my sharpening skills (npi)!
    Thanks for the welcome, I expect I will be spending a lot of time here!

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    Greetings ChefRJ! Nice knife score.
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    cclin is correct. Masahiro 240 mm VC gyuto.

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