Careful posting like the will find you many marriage proposals on KKF! Beautiful knife I love shiges thinking about ordering a couple more. If I did not have a 300mm deba I might try for one of those but I still need a Usuba and maybe a 270 gyuto first.
Just FYI, in this post, Dr. Naka explained that for single bevel knives, kitaeji knives use three kanji characters, while kasumi knives use two.
Originally Posted by Andrew H
I hate to argue with an expert like Dr. Naka but my kasumi yangi has the regular three characters associated with Shigefusa, and it is undoubtably single bevel. I do believe I have seen some shigefusa's with four but that could be a mistake. Looking back the one in this post has four or and I mistaken and the first is not a kanji?
This one has three.
重房作 "Shigwefusa Saku" "Made by Shigefusa"
ps. I don't read japanese, just cut 'n paste.
Can you post yours?
Thanks for the link. I had never realized that before. It also does look like it's kitaeji, which is pretty cool. Nice grab, Lucretia.
Originally Posted by schanop