anybody read Japanese ?????

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by kenv1950, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. kenv1950

    kenv1950

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    Mar 27, 2019
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    Took it to the Japanese restaurant and they just laughed , said we're all from Hong Kong :D [​IMG]
     
  2. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    手打刃物 (Handmade knife) 別製 (specially made) 長雲斎虎若 (maker's name)
    Don't know what it is.
     
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  3. aboynamedsue

    aboynamedsue Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 10, 2015
    長雲斎虎若 (Chōunsai Torawaka)
     
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  4. kenv1950

    kenv1950

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    Mar 27, 2019
    Any guesses how old it is ????
     
  5. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    The Arabic number indicates that it is relatively new, probably few decades old at most.
    Google does not spit out anything with the maker's name, except that the family name has been used by sword and knife makers since Edo era.
     
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  6. kenv1950

    kenv1950

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    Mar 27, 2019
    I know its not ancient , but the Arabic numeral system has been used since the 9 century .
     
  7. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Not In Japan.
     
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  8. kenv1950

    kenv1950

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    Mar 27, 2019
    Thanks.... I'm no scholar and just trying to learn...
     
  9. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Just my wild guess, could be wrong.
     
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  10. golden_dragon

    golden_dragon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 14, 2016
    I rather say this is a vintage, just found some similar blades.
    Cannot tell the age.
     
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  11. golden_dragon

    golden_dragon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 14, 2016
    Other than the blade itself, we can still judge from the condition of the handle. 50-years old is probaly a best guess for the blade. Combine the fact that a huge number of blade of this maker were available on japan website, it shouldn't be more than a century.
     
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  12. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    @KenHash may be able to shed some light
     
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  13. Frozen Bear Trading

    Frozen Bear Trading

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    Feb 22, 2019
    Any collector would love this
     
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  14. KenHash

    KenHash

    Sep 11, 2014
    Chouーun―sai 長雲斎 is a brand name of gardening/forestry tools, like Nata, scissors, hatchets.
    The one in the photo looks like a pruning nata.
     
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  15. aboynamedsue

    aboynamedsue Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 10, 2015
    Ever since the beginning of the Meiji era (1867).
     
  16. penak

    penak

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    Mar 11, 2019
    That's interesting![​IMG]
     

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