December 3rd, 2010, 10:46 PM
December 4th, 2010, 11:22 AM
I am no expert on tools. All I can tell you is there is the reading for this Kanji. First Character is Pure read as 清 Kiyoi or Suga, Shin and other readings as well.
Second character is 鶴 Tsuru or kaku (at least I think that is the other reading for the character)
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/c...wwwjdic.cgi?1D (My source)
Does Masakuni have specific names for certain tool lines? These are not the characters for Masakuni.
December 6th, 2010, 12:17 AM
It is almost certainly pronounced kiyotsuru. There is a famous sake brewer in the kansai area with the same name. BTW, beside kiyo, the most frequent reading of 清 is sei.
December 6th, 2010, 10:07 AM
I found a Korean website where they are selling this very same tool for around $75-$80 dollars. I just want it to make sure it was worth it what I pay for it out of ebay and mostly to be sure it is a good user tool
December 13th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Judging from the outline and the rivet, this is a product of SUWADA.
SUWADA tool is distributed under various brand names.
Kikuwa, Kaneshin, Yoshichu, for example.
These tools are exactly the same.
cf. (previous post about tool manufacturer)
I think the brand in question should read Kiyo-zuru.
This name may be an indirect mimicry of Chiyo-zuru,
a Japanese legendary tool craftsman.