Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by kenv1950, Jun 22, 2019.
Took it to the Japanese restaurant and they just laughed , said we're all from Hong Kong
手打刃物 (Handmade knife) 別製 (specially made) 長雲斎虎若 (maker's name)
Don't know what it is.
長雲斎虎若 (Chōunsai Torawaka)
Any guesses how old it is ????
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.
I know its not ancient , but the Arabic numeral system has been used since the 9 century .
Not In Japan.
Thanks.... I'm no scholar and just trying to learn...
Just my wild guess, could be wrong.
I rather say this is a vintage, just found some similar blades.
Cannot tell the age.
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.
@KenHash may be able to shed some light
Any collector would love this
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.
Ever since the beginning of the Meiji era (1867).