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22994Re: [SCA-JML] Bonsai Cutter

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  • sigrune@aol.com
    Oct 1, 2007
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      David Nesmith writes:

      >...utility knives often are beveled on only one side to
      >make construction and sharpening easier.

      Not only utility knives, there were a good number of buke blades in the latter part of the koto period that had that construction, though it was found more often on the shorter blades, it was probably a way to simplify construction, the majority of the blades that exhibit it are of average-poor quality, and that period coinsides with some of the highest volume of historical blade production.

      -Takeda
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