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View Full Discussion I founds stuffs on Kanemoto heritage on a knife brand called SEKIMAGOROKU :
The origin of Seki smithing dates back about 700 years from now to the Kamakura era, when a sword smith called Motoshige found the blade clay of good quality at Mukaiyama in Seki while visiting Mino district and started the sword smiting there, further finding other favorable conditions for it. Seki smithing saw many well-known master craftsmen including above all Seki-no-Magoroku Kanemoto and Shizu Saburo Kaneuji who are too famous to mention and it is said more than 300 sword smiths were there when swordsmithing flourished.
This is a cool read too: http://www.sho-shin.com/kanemoto.html
People dig the kanemoto school: http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/topic/7327-kanemoto/
I like the links you gave because they are interesting, but the Kanemoto name of this knife is only a word--probably with little direct connection to any of the info on Kanemoto heritage. I think people who have joined this drop (myself included) are relying heavily on the trust that japanese knife making heritage and know how will translate universally into products like this which have no information online to directly back them up.
Well said! We can only hope the heritage means the end quality will be superb. But it is odd that they aren't mentioning if it is a vg-10 core or entirely vg-10.
It is unlikely to be entirely VG10. with the damascus, and the price point.
I am willing to wager it is the standard modern Japanese vg10 core clad/sandwiched in 37 - 67 layer damascus.
It's VG-10 core (got one during the last drop, and this info is on the inserts).