Some blades don’t have all the symbols, marks or stamps on them, why is that?August 26, 2019
Murray has not always stamped his blades consistently. As each blade is created from the heart, the completed blade and handle itself is considered more of a “maker’s mark” then the stamps themselves are. While an effort has been made to include the “Mitsuboshi” mark recently, older blades may not have them. What truly matters is the presence of the “Carter” stamp, which assures Murray’s best effort went into forging the blade.