Knob Cutter ID

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Can anyone ID this knob cutter?

I think it could be a Masakuni but I have my doubts about it..:)



 

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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/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1D (My source)

Does Masakuni have specific names for certain tool lines? These are not the characters for Masakuni.
 
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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.
 

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Thanks folks,

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 :D
 
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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.

Suwada (manufacturer)
http://www.suwada.co.jp/product/bonsai/kobu.html

Kikuwa (distributor)
http://www.kikuwa.com/SHOP/3204.html

Kaneshin (distributor)
http://bonsai-tool.net/kane55/7.1/952/

These tools are exactly the same.

cf. (previous post about tool manufacturer)
http://bonsainut.com/forums/showpost.php?p=46425&postcount=5


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.

http://www.chiyozurusadahide.jp/english.html
 
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