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    Question Found knives, help identify?

    Hi all, I found 3 knives in the basement at the place I work. They originally were owned by my bosses brother. I have confirmed two are Masamotos the third I am not sure what it is. Can anyone identify it? Also I am curious as to the value of these knives. I know that Masamoto is a good knife, but I have no idea how old they are or if they would lose value if I were to have them refurbished. (one in particular is pretty beat up) Any thoughts or advice on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and enjoy your day!
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    Third knife is a sushikiri. Translates to: naka/masu/?/saku.
    Naka + masu are the name of the maker & saku translates to 'made by'. The third kanji is unfamiliar. Could be the third part of the makers name or could be a descriptor for the 'made by'.
    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by ecchef; 06-03-2012 at 07:23 AM.
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    I dont know, but I dig the cleaver and nakiri...bad habits are in my blood hehehehe. <scurries away to his cleaver collection>

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    You've got a lot of work ahead of you to restore the knife that I like, in that collection. Actually, they all need a lot of work. Cool find, though.
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    Senior Member Seth's Avatar
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    Are those not Masamoto kanji?
    Everywhere you go, there you are.

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    It has to be a fairly old knife considering most Masamoto knives have say whether its from the Sohonten branch or Tsukiji branch... Probably before the two companies spit. I see a small round symbol under the Masamoto name. Could I ask you to take a picture of it? I'll ask Masamoto and see what I find out for you.

    My goodness those are crazy looking knives. I'm sure whoever will refurbish them will have fun. lol

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