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 Post subject: Whose Kanji is this (help identifying)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:16 pm 

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Hi guys.

Can someone identify this knifemaker?

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 Post subject: Re: Whose Kanji is this (help identifying)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:01 pm 
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I swear we need like a bat call for MCKEMAUS. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Whose Kanji is this (help identifying)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:55 am 
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"濃州孫六作" says "Chaozhou Magoroku made." They're in Seki, Gifu prefecture...I think.

You can google the kanji or the romanized name and you will find many examples of their knives.

I can't seem to find their website :(


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 Post subject: Re: Whose Kanji is this (help identifying)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:49 pm 

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thanks a lot mckemaus, melampus was right!

, i made it to magoruku. but kai has a series with that name and i was stuck.

some guy is selling a kuroichi aritsugu on ebay , and he has also a few more used knives on sale. just trying to ocmpare quelity, because he has form masamoto, aritsugu, to some cheap stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Whose Kanji is this (help identifying)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:17 pm 
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Hey McKemaus
You have been a lifesaver helping the forum members ID the Kanji characters.
You mentioned you can Google the Kanji, How do you do that if all you have is a photo of the characters?
I would love to see a primer on how to look up Kanji characters on the computer.


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 Post subject: Re: Whose Kanji is this (help identifying)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Hey Mel --> You need to photoshop that bat into a pig and you'll have it goin' on!


Last edited by Jeff B on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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 Post subject: Re: Whose Kanji is this (help identifying)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:23 pm 
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oh... I meant just cut and paste what I wrote.

Sometime if I don't recognize the maker, I use search engine. If you have smartphone, like iPhone or Samsung, they have handwriting recognition mode for Chinese, and you can use that to enter the kanji then search for Japan region only.

The only problem with those handwriting recognition is they depend on sequence of strokes. All Japanese/Chinese are taught to write these character in a particular sequence. It usually is from left to right, top to down and inside to outside. if they don't recognize your writing, it is probably because you wrote it in wrong sequence.

Most of time, I just recognize the maker from some magazine I read. I am a knife nut like all of you and I love reading Japanese books and magazines on knives. I was born a Taiwanese, have spend some time in Hiroshima, and have Calligraphy (Japanese & Chinese) as my other hobby, so recognizing weird characters is easier for me. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Whose Kanji is this (help identifying)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:41 pm 
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Jeff B wrote:Hey Mel --> You need to photoshop that bat into a pig and you'll have it goin' on!


haha...I'll show up and Mel will put me on a BBQ spit and roast me :)

[darn it... now I am hungry for some Philipino roast pig.]


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