I just posted a topic on the Tanakas. Can anyone please see if they can answer my question?
This is my first time posting on this forum!
Really enjoying reading all the threads so far!
Was wondering if someone would be able to help me with this knife.
Want to find out what it is to see if it is worth restoring.
Look forward to finding out what it is!
I love hearing the knives' Kanji pronounced in Chinese it gives a whole different ambiance.
The kanji says: "Kikusui Kinsei HonWarikomi", where kikusui is the name, kinsei means 'humbly made' and honwarikomi is 'real warikomi'
Originally Posted by RocketPower
I can't find your knife on their website, but the prices on these knives don't suggest they are worth a lot of dough. However, they seem to be more interested in selling Mouzoutou, which are imitation swords, and look pretty COOOL!!!
Can i have a bit of info about this?
Probably Ooishi Hamono of Hiroshima.
Originally Posted by shownomarci
I purchased this left handed 270mm yanagiba used from ebay awhile back. It's unusual, to me at least, in that it has a copper ferrule on the octagonal handle. I've seen plenty of older knives with the brass ferrule, but never anything octagonal. Can anyone help shed some light on the kanji?
From what ebay seller did you purchase it? I cant find any lefty knives on ebay
Originally Posted by xsmx13
I can't recall as it was some time ago, but they weren't a regular seller of knives. Just had the one used knife for sale at the time
Originally Posted by Kingkor
can anyone tell me what it says above the masamoto stamp? I figured the last one is 鋼, but the other two(three?) have me stumped.