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    Nice explanation, kanji always looks cool. Thinking if some egyptian hyerogliphs would be equally cool So we would have french kitchen knives made from swedish steel in japanese blacksmiths with some egyptian hyeros and distributed through US to anywhere in the world. Globalization in its purest form.

    By the way, can someone read that beautiful kanji? From the above explanation I think the last picture reads 青一 or "blue 1". Thanks





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    "幸之祐"=Konosuke, yes,"青一"=blue 1
    Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!

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    Can anybody tell me whats written on this knife? I dont´t know the brand

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    The 'kanji' on our knives

    合羽橋 - Kappa bashi
    Just an area in Tokyo I believe similar to doguyasuji in osaka.

    Other part might just be the shops name
    かま.... Ka ma
    Can't read the last hiragana maybe に
    ni?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    yeah... its kamata
    Thanks!

    That's a very stylish way of writing た

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    I picked this 240mm ish yanagi recently. Anyone have any idea of the kanji?





    Any insight will be appreciated.

    Thanks

    John

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    If possible a more close up shot so I can read the kanji clearly.

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    first set of characters




    Second set of characters



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    The 'kanji' on our knives

    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.

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