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  1. Feb 7, 2017 #1

    khashy

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    Need some help again.

    One of these days I'll start learning to read japanese.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Feb 7, 2017 #2

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    堺光治作

    青鋼

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2017 #3

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    Thank you as always.

    Do you recognise this stamp?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2017 #4

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    Google translate should help you there

    Translation
    Blue steel made by Sakai Koji
     
  5. Feb 7, 2017 #5

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    I do not know what you mean. I can read the stamp, but I do not personally know the maker. There are many Sakai folks.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2017 #6

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    Yeah, I meant whether you are familiar with the maker.

    I was told that this is what the guys in Hide use for the knives that they are unable to mark with the "Hide" stamp. I am told that stamp can only be used through particular retailers.

    I was informed that this is the 'Mitsuji' signature. Doesn't read Mutsuji by the looks of it...
     
  7. Feb 7, 2017 #7

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    Who is informing you?
     
  8. Feb 7, 2017 #8

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    Well, I got in contact with a proxy in Sakai to place a custom order. I then enquired about Hide and this was the answer
     
  9. Feb 7, 2017 #9

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    Have you asked the relevant parties or their distributors? Seems much better than asking a forum.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2017 #10

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    You're right. Figured it might be just my ignorance
     
  11. Feb 7, 2017 #11

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    光治 can be read as mitsuji.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2017 #12

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    Aha! Thank you
     
  13. Feb 7, 2017 #13

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    Sorry if I sounded belligerent, by the way. Was rereading the posts and thought I was a bit rude.

    Let us know if you get a confirmation.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2017 #14

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    Not at all. I've been reading your posts for long enough on the forum to know better

    I'll post back here when I find more info
     
  15. Feb 22, 2019 #15

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    Figured I’d jump in on a relevant existing thread for some ID assistance. I can’t translate kanji and I want to know what I’ve got exactly. Assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Purchased in 2008. I can’t find my purchase info and can’t remember the particulars. What I can piece together from memory is Ittosai wa-gyuto aogami. Am I on track?
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    Any info on this maker available? Have they merged or changed names? I also have a western style stainless Damascus gyuto I picked up in 2004/5 that’s served great. I wish I could ID the steel on it but I’ve never seen another one anywhere.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2019 #16

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    Yes you are correct. The top photo says Aokou 青鋼 (blue steel) and the bottom photo says
    Ittousai Toratetsu Saku 一刀歳 虎徹 作 (made by Ittousai Toratesu).
    These knives are marketed by Takahashikusu Co. in Sakai, and there may be information for you on their
    English website:
    https://takahashikusu.co.jp/en/
     
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  17. Feb 22, 2019 #17

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    Very exciting! Thank you so much for jumping in and sharing the information.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2019 #18

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    Another query:
    I have a colleague who just bought the knife on the right. He’s dying to know what all this kanji says, on both sides. Help is much appreciated; this will make him very happy! It’s a Keijiro Doi, the blade on the right in both cases. The one on the left is mine. Could someone please translate it separately?
     
  19. Feb 24, 2019 #19

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    top picture-Sakai Takayuki can't make out last two need better photo. Top is probably betsu.
    bottom picture - touroku (registered) Sakai Takayuki

    Yours is a Suishin Aonikou (Blue Steel #2)
    Bottom says Suishin Hayate
    Both knives have the Doi mark
     
  20. Feb 24, 2019 #20

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    The yanagiba on the left has been sharpened too much on the back. Be careful.
     
  21. Feb 24, 2019 #21

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    Thank you. Always learning, but I have learned very much since days when I was using this knife a lot. I see things differently now, and understand more. But never stop learning, that’s why I appreciate this comment.
     
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  22. Mar 3, 2019 #22

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    7EF57491-CF93-4161-9687-F3D4CA0FE27D.jpeg 10983E68-AEE2-46F2-A22B-483D262241AD.jpeg F169CBEA-00DB-48A0-9E09-82EFCE93512C.jpeg 9DA8B565-1EEF-44B2-A5F9-77883E054AB1.jpeg C50ED5C0-FB13-4709-84EB-5B9D087C62FB.jpeg Still digging for info on this knife. It belongs to a coworker. He’s still concerned it may not be what he thought. It’s supposed to be Keijiro Doi Sakai Takayuki White #2.

    It is curious the Doi marks are different on the front and back. Why would this be? Also he thinks the mark on the front was “laser etched?” It’s super sharp and clean. There are also some scrub marks focused around this engraving.

    Anyone have some thoughts on what this knife is? I can’t decipher any shirogami marks but I don’t read kanji. He was told this was a new old-stock knife.

    Thanks again for any thoughts!
     
  23. Mar 23, 2019 #23

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    New request(s) for translation assistance... thanks in advance! F4F8BB46-DFF3-40F0-BD12-06345E035200.jpeg 7883B5FA-158F-41C2-B06A-2D745DDD898A.jpeg 6341DF8F-1528-4F4D-B398-412690878A02.jpeg 1BE9F6C7-8B25-4D5C-A12A-D91110E200C3.jpeg
     
  24. Mar 24, 2019 #24

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    A buddy found this in his late father’s house...

    Any ideas? Wouldn’t have been purchased any more recently than 30 years in his estimation.
     

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  25. Mar 24, 2019 #25

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    Sakai Kazuhiko Saku 堺 和彦 作
     
  26. Mar 24, 2019 #26

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    Thanks so much! Does this give us any insight on blacksmith or who was involved in making it?
     
  27. Mar 24, 2019 #27

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    Nope. The brand only shows up as vintage offerings on Japanese auction sites.
     
  28. Mar 30, 2019 #28

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    Kenji Togashi.
    but i dont think hs is famous in makinf fuji hamon.....
     
  30. Mar 31, 2019 #30

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    Neither i.. i was hearing by taiwan knife group said his make beautiful hamon & yanagiba..
     

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