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"HWX239AX 12 mm Knife 11/16" 15/32" (12 mm) 1/8" 6-3/4"HWX2312AX 21 mm Knife 2-1/16" 53/64" (21 mm) 1/8" 7-1/4" HWX2321AX