Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I recently purchased a delica 4 in zdp-189 from Amazon, and the "Seki City" lettering on the blade appeared hand-etched (or poorly stamped). The lettering was uneven and slightly misaligned, some letters appeared a tad crooked. None of my other Delicas has this issue. According to the YouTube vids I watched on fake delicas, everything else on this knife appeared legit. However, I returned it and purchased another one from BladeHQ to be safe. Lo and behold, the new knife has the same issue! So what's the deal? Are all the zdp Delicas like this, or is this a recent production line thing?
In the pic, left to right: my delica hap40 wharncliffe, the delica zdp, and my delica vtoku.
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