Used Shigehiro Takohiki 270mm high carbon steel Blade Knife
Shigehiro is one of Aizu Shigefusa痴 students. Wakabayashi Shigefusa (circa 1660) -------- Shigefusa (died in WWII)-Shigemasa-Shigeharu-Shigekatsu-Shigetsugu-SHIGEHIRO-Shigemitsu-Shigenao-Shigenori-Shigenobu ***those each brand names had been used generations, for example, Shigefusa had been 19 generations, Shigehiro had been 4 generations****
It had beat up handle, but it was damaged surface of the handle, and it still stick on well on the tang, so I used plastic wood to fix it to save the original handle. I am not sure what kind of the steel, but it should be higher grade pure carbon steel. It has engraved brand name, 鉄higehiro�, and the stamp on the back side. The heel shape is very unique round shape, not square shape.
I already sharpened and removed rust as much as I could. It is ready to use it.
It should be a very old knife, and I hardly guess it in this time, but at least 40 to 50 years old.