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Product Description for Kiridashi

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $275.00
Item num: 95634
Blade length: 2.00 in.
Total length: 5.00 in.
Blade width: 1.00 in.
Blade thickness: 0.16 in.
Item weight: 1.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.8 oz.
Blade: OU-31 tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish and polished chisel ground edge
Handle: Integral
Sheath: Custom fit black leather sheath
Description: Renowned Japanese knifemaker Kikuo Matsuda has been grinding blades for over 40 years and is a 5th generation knife grinder. His unique, dramatic grinds are well known throughout the knife industry. His father runs a small workshop in Seki, grinding blades for production knife makers.
Kiridashi means 'pointed knife' and is a style of knife that is used regularly throughout Japan. It started off as a traditional knife often used by for cutting paper, sharpening pencils and the like. It is also used by woodworkers as a marking knife for a range of tasks from pruning small trees and bonsai, to cutting stems in ikebane. It is a tremendously useful knife that works well as a general purpose cutter.
The OU-31 semi-stainless tool steel blade will have exceptional edge holding. OU-31 is a Japanese PM (powdered metallurgical) steel with micro fine crystalline structure that embodies many of the best attributes needed for knives. The steel is hardened to 64 Hrc (very hard!) and has more than 3 times the toughness of D2. It is Kikuo's preferred steel for his knives. The blade features Kikuo's unique, non-reflective disruptive acid finish. With a chisel ground, polished edge. The left side is flat ground. A lanyard hole at the end of the handle makes it especially easy to keep this knife close at hand.
Accompnaie dby a custom fit black leather sheath.
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