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    Can You Identify These Knives?

    I saw them for sale and wanted to know if they were any good. Thanks!

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    ha! ha! LOL! the Kanji mean "California sushi school"!! hope it help!
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    compared to this set: http://www.sushischool.net/merchandise.php?m=knife
    yours appears to be missing a gyuto and petty. Given it is a used, 'school kit', probably better knives than whatever grandma has rattling around in her knife drawer, but not worth whatever the seller wants for them.

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    haha! that's what I figured, thanks for the heads up!

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    Looks like a set of throwing knives from a school in california

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    You can get better, but for a student I think those would be great. (sushi) Altho that set doesn't look very well cared for.
    Chewie's the man.

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    That second photo makes me sad.

    Its messy, its dirty, the knives are rusted and looks like its been in gulag not in sushi school.

    The usuba though, I wonder what that is?

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    Yeh that looks like a Usuba to me too,Those knives should be cleaned up & a coat of oil if not being used.They are Carbon Single Bevels so they are worth something.To me it looks like the Kanji was carved in wt. a chisel

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    Has anyone read "The Zen of Fish." It's an interesting read that provides a good general background (history, biology/ science) of sushi and also follows a class through the first "sushi school" in California.

    The book talks a little bit about the knives, and, IIRC, mentions that the kits that the students bought where around $1k, which would suggest "good quality" but nothing exotic. The main "character" (student) that the book follows is always getting in trouble for not caring for her knives well: not sharpening, letting them rust, etc.
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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