Help me identify this cook set please!

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  1. Keoni

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    I bought this from a thrift store when I was looking for some cookware for home. I knew right off the bat it had to be a camp cook pot due to having a bail and I noticed it was stamped "MADE IN JAPAN" so I grabbed it off the shelf and it was full of other items but taped up so I couldn't see inside it. I bought it and took it home and found that it was a large set, it included:

    6 - Aluminum Plates
    1 - Kettle pot with lid
    1 - Medium sized pot with no lid
    1 - Removable handle

    The large pot lid doubles as a frying pan. The plates are all stamped with "JAPAN" on the bottom center. The kettle is also stamped with made in Japan. Here are some pictures.

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    Bottom of the plates.

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    Any help identifying this would be awesome, mahalo!
     
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    That will be very difficult if not impossible to pinpoint. Japanese made cookware varies so much and the market is so vast.
     
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    Don't know what it is, but it's a nice looking set young fellar. joe
     
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    I can't help either, but I have the same set and it has worked well for me for years.
     
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    I have a similar set, skillet handle is missing, can you get me a picture of how it locks in?
    thanks,
    Shane
     
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    Many of these large sets were made during the 50's-60's as Japan was rebuilding it's manufacturing base after the war. The ones I've seen are good quality but impossible to identify as far as manufacturer. They usually had cups as well...metal ones indicating earlier manufacture. It probably wasn't until the 70's when products were marked with actual brand names. My first backpacking cookset from the 70's is a Japan made "Hope" brand. I've since picked up several other Hope cooksets, including a Hangou (reproduction of a military mess kit) off ebay...knowing it was a high quality brand.
     
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    There was a thread about 2 years ago asking for an ID on a very similar set. I remember because we have a set inherited from the in-laws along with a pop-up camper.

    I'll try and find it.
     
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  9. Keoni

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    I did see a set on eBay and I seen that it came with cups so I'm kind of bummed that I don't have the cups lol.
     

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