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
I posted in your other thread.
Originally Posted by osakajoe
Posted this in another thread.
Maybe someone can help me here.
Not to nitpick, but it's romaji, not romanji.
Originally Posted by Cutty Sharp
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.
hi everyone, just another nameless japanese lurker here.
So... it reads 登録 忠雄作 (touroku Tadao(?) saku/ Registered (made) by Tadao)
Originally Posted by Mortnate
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
関菊水 謹製 本割込 (Seki-kikusui kinsei hon-warikomi)
Originally Posted by RocketPower
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...