Does anyone have further information about this knife?

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rinarush
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Does anyone have further information about this knife?

Post by rinarush » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:36 pm

I recently restored this knife, but honestly can't find anything about it and only sellers are on ebay. Would like to know the date of when this knife stopped being made to get an approximation of how old it is and information about the knife maker.
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Re: Does anyone have further information about this knife?

Post by natcherly » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:31 pm

If you Google "shigemitsu sakai japan knife", you will find a lot of info on these and other knives made in Sakai. That town is famous for cutlery including Samurai swords in years gone by. Your knife appears to be an older chef's knife. Values range considerably, $60 for used ones to almost $2000 for a modern, hand made example from Sakai. Good luck.

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