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  1. Mar 31, 2019 #31

    SilverSwarfer

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    The Togashi is not honyaki anyways.

    Thanks for taking the time to translate!
     
  2. Mar 31, 2019 #32

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    It’s Kenichi Shiraki, the honyaki one.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2019 #33

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    Hello
    Could someone id this Kanji please
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    Thank you and have a nice day.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2019 #34

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    Can anyone interpret what the Kanji on this says and if it identifies the steel or maker? I assume the box is a JNS box as it's the same as other knives I have from Maxim. However, happy to stand corrected.

    https://imgur.com/tnQErd0

    https://imgur.com/61dZE2y
     
  5. Apr 19, 2019 #35

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    Looks like Minamoto Yasuhira .
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  6. Apr 19, 2019 #36

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    All I can tell is that it's a Blue Steel honyaki gyuto.
    The handwriting looks like crap.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2019 #37

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    Hi,

    Ok, I am going to ask for the impossible (sorry)! Can anyone tell me anything about this OLD deba I am restoring? Signs are almost invisible, so I am not too hopeful I will get much of an answer. (Better pictures would be nice, yes, but taking pictures of something almost invisible is not easy!).
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    At any rate, help is much appreciated!

    Cheers
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  8. Apr 20, 2019 #38

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    Too faded to be 100% but I think its a Sakai Soichi 堺宗一作
     
  9. Apr 20, 2019 #39

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    An educated guess is great! Thx
     
  10. Apr 24, 2019 #40

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    I take the last few days’ silence on this matter to be an indication that no one disagrees with the guess (or at least, that no one has a better hypothesis). (I also suppress the assumption that lack of further posts indicates that no one cares!).... thx!
     
  11. Apr 29, 2019 #41

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    A new request: hopefully the pic is ok. Thanks in advance!
     
  12. Apr 29, 2019 #42

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    堺 别作
    堺 = sakai
    别作 = special made
    can't tell who made this
     
  13. Apr 29, 2019 #43

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    Thank you very much!
     
  14. May 2, 2019 #44

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    Anyone know what this one is?
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  15. May 2, 2019 #45

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    Thanks. Only seen the tojiro kanji on the DP line. Didn't recognize it chiseled.
     
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    Quick question re: Kanji. Does it mean anything in terms of provenance etc... if there is no chiselled kanji (e.g. just the stamp of the type of steel) on the actual blade or tang. Does this imply the blade was made by an unsigned craftsman, apprentice? Or do you just take the word of your retailer re: the smith.
     
  18. May 2, 2019 #48

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    It only means there is no kanji. I've had to specify kanji on some blades ordered from a Japanese vendor otherwise they would arrive unengraved.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2019 #49

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    Translation help please...

    Interested to know about these stamps. What does the kanji say?

    Both are Suisin Hayate I. Doi. The older Kengata Yanagiba has the same stamp as the newer Sakimaru Takobiki. The newer stamp is more like a label though, it will disappear in time.

    Is this just the “Hayate” mark?
     

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    The stamp 逸 is belong to Itsuo Doi.
     
  21. Sep 1, 2019 #51

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    Thanks @dreamwalker very much.

    I have to say I was a little disappointed the mark is not engraved as is the older knife. Wonder why the switch?

    Faster/cheaper is the first thing that comes to my mind. Regardless, the knife is as excellent as I expected.
     
  22. Dec 5, 2019 #52

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    Need another translation please. Sorry for the photo quality. It’s awful.

    I think I see the 3rd character looks like “white?”
     

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  23. Dec 6, 2019 #53

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    Same request as previous post: here’s another rendition of the second pic. Not much different but hopefully it’s enough to get something... anything?
     

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  24. Dec 6, 2019 #54

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    Any chance of someone helping me ID these two knives please? I apologise if I am highjacking the thread.

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  25. Dec 6, 2019 #55

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    Sakai Suketomo 堺 助友
    Yoshinari 義成
     
  26. Dec 6, 2019 #56

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    You're the best.:):):)
    Thank you so much!
     
  27. Dec 7, 2019 #57

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    still trying! I’m so sorry photos are so bad! Hopefully one of these is legible?

    thanks for any help, truly!
     

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    You're very welcome.
     
  29. Dec 7, 2019 #59

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    Wholesalers

    ... probably. Never heard of them
     
  30. Dec 13, 2019 #60

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    Any help please on this translation?
     

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