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    Logo Placement Left or Right Side Your Thoughts

    It is customary for US makers to place the maker's mark on the left side of the knife.

    How big of a deal would it be if one places it on the right side, akin to Japanese makers?

    The reason being, I like it there better on the right side (for a right-hand use), but I want to make another point here.

    I am making knives that are copies of Japanese knives in some way, handles copies of a Japanese wa, and sheaths are copies of a Japanese saya. It's a gyuto, with a wa handle and a saya, thought made in the US from Western steels.

    Wouldn't be appropriate to put a maker's mark on the right on knives that are derived from Japanese knives (for right hand use), and on the left for knives derived from European knives?

    Does make sense?

    M


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    Makes zero difference to me. ;-)

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    Will puts his on the right side. To me, it makes no difference.
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    All right then, right side it is with exception of a few that I marked on a left size.


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    To me it makes a difference. When I hang my knives up on a mag, I place the left side against the magnet so the edge faces right. I like to see the kanji or makers mark when I hang up my blades.
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    Left for lefty knives, right for righties. That's what I do.

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    Right side, thereby making the few knives already marked on the left rare and unique . . .

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    Anyone else notice a correlation between maker's mark placement and what side of the road residents of a country drive on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipcich View Post
    Right side, thereby making the few knives already marked on the left rare and unique . . .
    I marked 4 knives on the left and 2 knives on the right side. 225mm is on the left side.


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    I mark on both sides!
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