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Old 05-05-2022, 01:55 PM
Carey Carey is offline
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> No ...the Japanese makers do not use the Spanish Heel.."

I think that some do, and some don't. There was a recent issue of Orfeo
that I think showed a few Japanese makers, partly influenced by Romanillos, who use that method. Quite a few makers who use that design have adopted
Romanillos's method of using a wedge (or two) against the sides, in an enlarged slot. On the other hand, my '67 S. Nakade definitely has a dovetail joint.

> Just because you see a heel block inside does not mean it's the SH design.."

For sure.
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