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Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:15 am
I guess you could call this a small gyuto, or a petty knife
The blade length is 180MM. It's stainless steel, has a laminated chestnut handle, V shaped on the bottom, with a full tang showing on top.
If anyone can read the Kanji characters, that would help.
There are 2 lines of text in the small rectangle area
The bottom line says "stainless steel" No idea what the top line says.
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:03 am
What I think the Kanji says is 'in connection or style of Mino." Mino is a city in Gifu prefecture, a region known for making knives. I think the text in the box say "Swedish Steel stainless."
I didn't reply to your original post because I couldn't identify this knife.
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:18 pm
That is a huge help!
Swedish stainless is good steel from what I have learned so far.
Knowing the knife is from Gifu Prefecture helps too.
I have a list of Japanese knife makers according to prefecture, now I have a place to
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:35 pm
Here is one company from my list located in Mino-shi
Takeuchi Hamono Co.
1639-10 Matsumori, Mino-shi, Gifu-ken, 501-3753 Japanhttp://takeuchihamono.co.jp
So at least I have a place to start
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:38 pm
That was a part of the problem. It doesn't suggest it is definitely from Mino. It just suggest that it is 'connected' or 'related' to Mino. It could be from there...just not sure.
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:46 pm
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