Newbie here..need help in identifying a set of Japv

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Apr 13, 2022
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Athens Georgia
Total newbie just getting into sharpening with Japanese water stones.
I picked up three of what I assumed to be junker's at the local thrift store to practice on. They bear a trademark which looks like the capital letter k or a running man.
I'm pretty sure it's a Japanese character as it also appears as the first letter/ character of the name.Un fortunately the name has been worn off of all three blades.
The knives are all Full Tang nice and thick quite heavy duty.
Any guesses. If someone will tell me how to post pictures I will try to upload some.
Well forget the last obviously I did figure it out for myself


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Welcome to the forum.

I'm not familiar with the knife brand but from the grind I think it's safe to say that your assumption is correct.

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