Help identifying knife from Japan

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Zhome888
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Help identifying knife from Japan

Post by Zhome888 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:14 am

I am here for your help identifying from what I think is a Japanese pocket knife.
Here are some pictures.
Thank you
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Re: Help identifying knife from Japan

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:01 am

Looks Japanese all right. Most of those are made by Mitsuboshi.

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Re: Help identifying knife from Japan

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:45 pm

Yes those knives came from Japan likely 1950's or early 1960's. There are 3 sizes: small, large & very large. Yours looks like the small one.
I think they are significant because they show the beginning of Japan manufacturing recovering from WW II devastation. By 1980's, roughly 25 years later, Japan was making some of the best knives in the world.
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Re: Help identifying knife from Japan

Post by zoogirl » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:41 am

I got this last weekend. It seems to have the same oversized diamond jigging, although mine has colour added. I think the scales might be actual bone.
I can see ‘Japan’ but everything above it is worn off, although there might be the ghost of a diamond shaped logo.
Now I wonder if they could be related?
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Re: Help identifying knife from Japan

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:02 pm

I have not seen that one before. It is a good find. Ann you are a good 'thing finder' ! (as in Pippi Long Stocking)
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Re: Help identifying knife from Japan

Post by Doc B » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:08 pm

My two. They are not a very well refined knives and not worth much, monetarily...but KJ does make an interesting observation on the time and events surrounding their manufacture. Sorry, a little fuzzy...
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