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bradmacmt

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Hi, I have a Kato 240 AS/Nashiji Gyuto... I don't speak or read Japanese, and am looking to translate the Kanji. I find conflicting information on the internet. Can anyone help? Is it made by Yoshimi Kato or Hiroshi? What I'm seeing suggests it's by Yoshimi.

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It doesn’t say whose the blacksmith on Kanji, kintaro is company name, I think these are made by Yoshimi Kato, I have it before.
 

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Hi, I have a Kato 240 AS/Nashiji Gyuto... I don't speak or read Japanese, and am looking to translate the Kanji. I find conflicting information on the internet. Can anyone help? Is it made by Yoshimi Kato or Hiroshi? What I'm seeing suggests it's by Yoshimi.

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well you cannot identify the maker simply from the Kanji. But as far as I know, now Yoshimi Kato is the main blacksmith for his company. And some of the product will still have the old version letter "越前金太郎作"

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If I remember correctly once the Kanehiro branded knives changed from 90 degree choils to the rounded ones (like the ones pictured in OP) was when Yoshimi took over the forge.
 

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Brand name is Echizen kintaro, make by Yoshimi Kato.
 
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