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Maybe stupid question, but here goes....

Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:40 pm

I have a number of japanese knives, and some have the engravings (kanji, right?) on the right side of blade, others on left.

I have been curious. Is this just random or is there a reason for left or right?

Re: Maybe stupid question, but here goes....

Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:49 pm

No real reason that I know of, I even have knives engraved on BOTH sides.

Maybe someone else can say if there is something special about it.

Re: Maybe stupid question, but here goes....

Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:30 pm

Some are markings of the steel. Shirogami, Aogami, etc.
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