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SpikeC

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Why are they called D handles when they are tear drop shaped?:scratchhead:
 

Rottman

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Why are they called D handles when they are tear drop shaped?:scratchhead:
Because tear-drop shaped sounds silly.:lol2:




IIRC the shape is called kurigata in Japanese, i.e. chestnut shape, makes a little more sense than D-shape.
 

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most people in japan dont call them d-shaped... there are a lot of other names for them though... chestnut, shinogi, etc.
 

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What is 'strangely shaped' in Japanese? Just so that I know how to call mine ;)

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