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    Newb needs help in identifying a Japanese (?) 2 cleaver

    Greetings!

    I came across this forum while doing research on a Japanese (?) cleaver. This cleaver - if that is the right name for it - has a blade about 8" long and wooden handle about 3.5" long. It is stamped on the blade with Japanese characters, a small picture, and the number "2."

    It appears to be quite old, per my uneducated eyes, but is still quite sharp.

    I have several pictures to show. However, I am having trouble uploading them using the "insert image" button up top (it seems to take only a url.

    Once I figure out how to post the photos, any help on age, maker and possible value would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for any replies!
    Last edited by atanorthwest; 04-24-2013 at 02:53 AM. Reason: Spelling error

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    the easiest way to post pics is to use an image hosting site such as photobucket and link the image where you were trying before
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Senior Member Andy777's Avatar
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    That one is easy. Three rams brand chinese made. They are fairly common on ebay.

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    the stamped on the blade is too blur.... I can only identify top character"利 " & possible characters "佛"? , "山"?.....from blade profile , handle's style & stampe style, I think it is Chinese cleaver made in China or Hong Kong.
    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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    Andy's got it.

    Here is another version of the label.
    http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/sh...hp?tid/700591/

    I have nothing on three rams other then they are from the Foshan area of Goungdong China, Wondering if any one else has info ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHL View Post
    Andy's got it.

    Here is another version of the label.
    http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/sh...hp?tid/700591/

    I have nothing on three rams other then they are from the Foshan area of Goungdong China, Wondering if any one else has info ?
    thanks for the link;so, I able identify the stamped on the blade said "佛山鋼刀" which is mean "Foshan city steel knife"... I did quick google and find the company recycle second hand/old knife steel and import steel blank from German & Taiwan to making their own brand Chinese cleaver.....
    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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    Appreciate the quick replies!
    About how old is the item?

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    I haven't seen Three Rams (sometimes called three sheep) cleavers for a number of years but back in the 90's I bought a couple in the Portland Oregon China town (mostly gone now) for $2.50 each. Pretty reasonable even then.

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