Kiridashi Kogatana Laminated Steel Knife

12 reviews
Regular price $ 15.50 Sale

Made in Japan

  • Made of Shirogami White 1.05-1.15% high carbon steel
  • Very pure steel hardened to 64HRC 
  • Right hand bevel cutting edge
  • Traditional style
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Trent B.
United States United States

High quality, affordable kiridashi

Great little knife! I got it to practice stone polishing. Great price for a good knife. Well made and takes a polish easily.

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United States United States

More bang for your buck.

First off I'm not a wood worker and I bought this mainly for opening Amazon's boxes, the price is great and the shipping was fast. The only negatives is the OOTB edge was like a 3/10 and the shinogi surface has some low spot, I tried to even it out as much as I could with my Naniwa 400 and finish it on the Sigma 13K. I don't have any Jnats but if you want a nice Kasumi finish with a synthetic stone the King 800 or King 1K would be a nice choice.

Hardwick's Kiridashi Kogatana Laminated Steel Knife Review
John W.
United States United States

Japanese marking knife

Excellent product, fast shipping! Terrific experience and I will continue to by from you. Thanks!

United States United States

Expect some minor work and you'll be rewarded with a perfect knife

In terms of things Hardwick & Sons can control: this is an excellent quality knife at a wonderful price with well priced shipping. Like most forge-welded White label steel, occasionally you'll find that it has a tendency to warp as it cools slightly, especially with a razor sharp and thin tip. Be prepared to have a flat stone (oil, water, whatever, so long as it's dead flat) and be prepared to true the knife (you only need to flatten the very tip; everything else is wasted effort since you're not using it as a dagger), and in turn you'll get a knife that holds a wicked edge, doesn't bend/buckle/warp, and treats you well until you eventually sharpen it to a nub.

United States United States

Great kiridashi

Ikeuchi Hamono makes great knives. He is a well respected blacksmith primarily making tool knives as well as a few kitchen knives. Great price. Great product. Great service. Can't ask for much more

  • The Kiridashi Kogatana knife is a traditional all-purpose Japanese laminated knife used for marking, trimming, & shaping woodworking & bamboo. The top of the blade has a right hand bevel edge with the back side flat & hollow ground for easy re-sharpening.

    Mr. Ikeuchi master blacksmith along with his fellow blacksmiths hand forge, grind, & sharpen these knives. White high carbon steel laminated on top with a softer layer of steel allowing the blade to be hardened to Rockwell 64. With all steel as it becomes harder & tougher, it will be more brittle & can snap in half, the soft steel lamination arrests this possibility. These knives we carry from Mr. Ikeuchi are beveled ground on one side only & flat to edge on the underside yet hollow ground as a common practice to facilitate less time in re-honing to a sharp edge.

       Hardwick & Sons is pleased to offer quality tools from Japan for the many people who desire special & well-crafted tools. The wide variety of Japanese products that we offer come from the many craftsmen & toolmakers in Japan who have a special dedication to their skillful craft & art of toolmaking.

  • Product Cutting Edge Length Knife Width Blade Thickness Overall Length Model #
    9 mm Knife 7/16" 23/64"  (9 mm) 1/8" 6 - 3/4"
    12 mm Knife 11/16" 15/32"  (12 mm) 1/8" 6 - 3/4"
    21 mm Knife 2-1/16" 53/64"  (21 mm) 1/8" 7 - 1/4" JAC2321AX




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