Suncraft Kiridashi Kogatana 60mm (2.5")
- Knife Care
Kiridashi is a handy, multi-purpose knife and a versatile helper in every household, garden, woodcarving workshop or other handicraft trades.
This simple but sophisticated tool is used, without exception, by all woodworkers in Japan, while it also excels at household tasks and different hobbies. Boxes, trees, wood, you name it – these little beauties have you covered.
Kiridashi Kogatana is a Japanese blade for shaping, whittling, carving and even grafting trees in your garden. The single bevel blade has a small angular tip that usually features a sharp point and a chisel grind, which makes it a perfect tool for tasks requiring precision.
It translates directly to a “small cutout sword”. It is traditionally a craft knife with pure, minimalist design and a beautiful wooden handle that blends seamlessly into its twin, a protective sheath or saya. They are both made from the same block of wood.The single bevel blade is suitable only for right-handed users!
The single-bevel blade is hand-forged from Aogami steel (Blue steel 2), hardness 61-62 HRC. The core and outer layers of the knife have a lower percentage of chromium, which means that the blade will get some patina over time. The advantage of such a blade is that it has a very fine sharpness, which lasts a long time and is eventually very easy to touch up.
ABOUT THE SMITHY:
The knife was made in Seki, the cradle of ancient forging skills in Japan with more than 800 years of tradition in manufacturing katanas and other Samurai weaponry. A knife that will last you a lifetime!
Blade shape: Kiridashi
Steel type: Aogami #2
Blade construction: Ni-mai / Kuro-uchi
Hardness (HRC scale): 61-62
Overall length: 155mm (6.1")
Blade length: 60mm (2.3")
Blade height: 20mm (0.7")
Spine thickness: 2mm (0.78")
Weight: 50g (1.7“ oz)
Handle length: 90 mm (3.5")
Handle type / wood: Japanese / Japanese Pagoda wood
Kanji on the blade:
Location of the smithy: Seki / Gifu Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.
→ For more details, read our guide
on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
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