Kiridashi obsession

Kiridashi obsession

Since a year or so, I have a bit of an obsession with the japanese kridashi knife. It’s a small utility knife for craftsmen and artists like instrument builders, leather workers, sculptors, woodcarvers, etc…

A kiridashi knife has a chisel-grind edge, concave or straight. Perfect for everyday cutting tasks. I use one for cutting leather for my sheaths or whenever I need a scalpel like knife.  “Kiridashi” translates to English as: “to carve out”


Here are some Damast steel kiridashi I made, they come with a leather roll sheath.

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