The Shiragaki knife is a special Japanese laminated marking knife used for trimming & shaping, but it is especially good for light trimming as in use as a chisel. 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 # 15 mm Knife 11/16" 19/32" (15 mm) 1/8" 6-11/16"HWX2415AX