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    Quote Originally Posted by osakajoe View Post
    A bit tough but I think this I the closest I can get.

    正宗二十四代?
    Masamune 24th generation

    _?_広作
    ___hiro saku
    (note 広 is the way they right hiro today. The kanji on the knife is the old version)
    Saku means made by or maker

    Had to ask my colleague on this one and even with her knowledge if working at the knife museum she couldn't tell me that one kanji.
    http://www.sword-masamune.com/en/info.html

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    is anyone able to determine this one? from a non-descript ebay purchase. maybe a Tojiro? looks similar to some postings i have seen that were Tojiro

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    I posted in your other thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by osakajoe View Post
    The reason why you recognize the last kanji, saku - 作, is because it just means production or manufactured. Most knife brands put that at the end of their names. Kind of like saying osaka joe manufacturing.

    Anyways to get on to the other kanji. It can be read one of two ways.
    長俊作 Nagatoshi-saku or Choshun-saku.
    More likely Nagatoshi as the other one is worded strangely.

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    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...d.php?p=331154
    Hi all,
    Posted this in another thread.
    Maybe someone can help me here.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty Sharp View Post
    Incidentally, romanji - our roman alphabet - is used quite a lot in Japan. Indo-Arabic numerals - 1,2,3... - are probably more common than their kanji equivalents.
    Not to nitpick, but it's romaji, not romanji.

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    I'm new to the forums and I'm glad there is a community sharing and increasing our knowledge.

    I recently purchased a yanagiba and a deba from an eBay seller. Not sure on the maker. Came from someone who purchased them from an estate sale, a collector of Japanese items who passed away. Took a chance as they were old and never used or sharpened. Still waiting on delivery and I can post more photos once they arrive. Picture is zoomed in on one of the eBay listing photos.

    Any help if possible would be appreciated.

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    hi everyone, just another nameless japanese lurker here.
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    I'm new to the forums and I'm glad there is a community sharing and increasing our knowledge.

    I recently purchased a yanagiba and a deba from an eBay seller. Not sure on the maker. Came from someone who purchased them from an estate sale, a collector of Japanese items who passed away. Took a chance as they were old and never used or sharpened. Still waiting on delivery and I can post more photos once they arrive. Picture is zoomed in on one of the eBay listing photos.

    Any help if possible would be appreciated.
    So... it reads 登録 忠雄作 (touroku Tadao(?) saku/ Registered (made) by Tadao)

    I'm not familier with that name so I had to look up for it.
    And it looks like the knife is a cheaper side, baseline quality, soft iron / carbon steel (SK-5 steel?) forged one.
    I couldn't find the details on who made it, but seems like it's by some blacksmith in Tsubame Sanjo area, Niigata prefecture.


    And, better late than never so... quoting from the other thread
    Quote Originally Posted by RocketPower View Post
    Hi all,

    This is my first time posting on this forum!
    Really enjoying reading all the threads so far!

    Was wondering if someone would be able to help me with this knife.
    Want to find out what it is to see if it is worth restoring.

    Look forward to finding out what it is!

    Cheers,


    関菊水 謹製 本割込 (Seki-kikusui kinsei hon-warikomi)
    There's a small company named "菊水刃物" (kikusui hamono) in Seki, so I guess it's their product, though the company is more famous for outdoor and diving knives.
    I'm not sure either but maybe you should try and find how it cuts. It might be inexpensive but that doesn't mean it's useless...

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