Perfect for carving, grafting, prying or simply for everyday tasks, the Kiridashi is the ideal tool for one. Traditionally, the Kiridashi knives are used for carving wood. The name ‘Kiridashi’ means ‘to carve out’ in Japanese. ‘Ittoryu’ translates to a technique that employs the usage of older iron as the cladding material which on refining gives a wood grain finish.
With a much different edge orientation and lots of leverage at the tip and edge, Kiridashi knives can cut through almost anything. Hand-forged from special stainless steel with the usage of traditional forging methods that have been passed from one generation to the next in Japan, perfect quality is assured.
The knives are small and portable with a total length of about 180mm, width of 21mm and thickness of 3mm. The weld possesses a different material on both the sides of the blade. A mild, ductile steel on the outside reinforces the harder steel on the inside. The Kiridashi knives with slight bevels on the sides are the most sold ones. The knives with bevels at the right side, the left side and at both the sides are the best as they possess better and efficient sharpness and strength.
-Made in Japan -Length 180mm -Width 21mm -Thickness 3mm -Material Stainless steel
Besides wood carving and grafting, the Kiridashi knives can be put to various other practical uses such as gardening, splinter removal, cutting zip ties, cutting cord, seam ripping, general cutting, self defense, drilling and deburring holes. These sharp knives are made up of the purest design putting forth minimalist components. This makes them enjoyable to both use and admire. The Kiridashi knives, with their history and fine craftsmanship are pieces of efficient and worthy usage as well as appreciation.