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Thread: The 'kanji' on our knives

  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by denfetafrukten View Post
    I have three knives bought from different resellers at different times that all have the same box.
    So i started trying to translate the Kanji and this is what i got so far. Anyone wants to help with the other characters?

    特製 高級 御料理庖丁
    高級 打刃物 (smaller red characters on the side)

    「御料理」 (o ryou ri)
    Though the first kanji 「御」 has its own meaning but it's just a honorific prefix here.
    The word 「料理」 (ryo-ri) means "cooking" and hocho is basically "kitchen knife" so it's sort of redundant here and most likely it's just here for traditional writing, though there are a few hocho's which aren't for cooking (like tatami-bocho, kawa (leather) bocho, etc.)

    「高級」 (kou kyuu)
    Roughly translate as "high" "grade/class". It's simple.

    「打刃物」 (uchi ha mono)
    Most likely it's "forged blade" (instead of "stock and removal" method perhaps?) It is not a very common vocabulary though.

    There is not really much useful information you can find on the box, if I say.
    "many people need more knowledge and less judgement"

  2. #52
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    Wow, what a great thread. Thanks all!

  3. #53
    Senior Member keithsaltydog's Avatar
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    All I know is I like it carved in with small chisels. Knocked off a handle found carved Kanji on the tang. Have put on a new handle. Asked the lady next door who is Japanese national what it was, she could not help me. She has been able to help me with other translations.

    Thanks for this informative thread

  4. #54
    So, this is probably where i should have started maybe...

    Anyway, i picked up this knife because i couldn't bear to see it languish in a goodwill. it was in a lot of knives and this was the one that spoke to me, unfortunately it spoke in Japanese, and I don't understand what it said.

    any help in identifying it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the info

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