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    Why are they called D?

    Why are they called D handles when they are tear drop shaped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    Why are they called D handles when they are tear drop shaped?
    Because tear-drop shaped sounds silly.




    IIRC the shape is called kurigata in Japanese, i.e. chestnut shape, makes a little more sense than D-shape.

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    most people in japan dont call them d-shaped... there are a lot of other names for them though... chestnut, shinogi, etc.

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    What is 'strangely shaped' in Japanese? Just so that I know how to call mine

    Stefan

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    Just call them Stefan-shaped.

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