very nice. That ferrule is awesome!
Thank you Sara, I appreciate the effort.
How cool is that??
Now, not that it's as helpful, but if you need French or Portuguese kanji translated, I'm your guy
Yup, it's Tadao for sure. I have one of their deba. Not certain about the steel but sharpens up right nice.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence
Ahh, the others beat me to the answer! Anyway, I still like to figure these out and I've got the same:
登録 (the first smaller pair) = registered
忠雄 = Tadao/Tadawo
作 = made
Therefore, it's a registered knife made by Tadao/Tadawo. ... Oh, and I agree. Nice marble ferrule on that hand which, with the plainer ho wood, makes for one attractive knife. Nice one - replace (burl up) the handle!
Thanks for all the help, is it unusual to have what seems to be a fairly high end knife, be made by this seemingly unknown maker?