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Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:48 pm
I see references to both a Kiyoshi Kato, and a Hiroshi Kato. Are they the same person? Perhaps just different ways to transliterate the same name?
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:06 pm
That is my question as well.
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:39 am
Hmm, I found references to both names being born in 1944, so that makes it more likely they are the same person.
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:35 am
I'll tell you for sure when I meet him but I'm pretty sure he is the same blacksmith that makes the Masakage and Kanehiro brands. He's making these knives for multiple companies under different brand names and this is common with small blacksmith shops there that are independently run. Girinding and finishing work may or may not be done by his shop. I'll know a lot more soon.
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:53 pm
So, Mark, what can you tell us?
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