Suncraft Kiridashi Kogatana 65mm (2.6")
Suncraft Kiridashi Kogatana 65mm (2.6")
Suncraft Kiridashi Kogatana 65mm (2.6")
Suncraft Kiridashi Kogatana 65mm (2.6")
Suncraft Kiridashi Kogatana 65mm (2.6")
Suncraft Kiridashi Kogatana 65mm (2.6")

Suncraft

Suncraft Kiridashi Kogatana 65mm (2.6")

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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: 165 mm (6.5")

Blade length: 65 mm (2.5")

Blade height: 20 mm (0.8")

Spine thickness: 2.8 mm (0.11")

Weight: 65 g (2.3“ oz)

Handle length: 95 mm (3.7")

Handle type / wood: Japanese / Japanese Pagoda wood

Kanji on the blade: /

Blacksmith: Suncraft

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.

☝️ THIS KNIFE MAY DEVELOP PATINA

Knives made of carbon steels can, due to their low chromium (Cr) content, discolor and develop patina. The knife is the most sensitive when it is still new and a patina had not developed yet, but later, patina will protect the blade. These types of knives require a touch more care:

✔ Wipe it regularly with a clean and dry cloth (you can also do this during use).
✔ After use, rinse it with lukewarm water and wipe it dry.
✔ Coat it regularly with knife maintenance oil or plain refined sunflower oil.
✔ Store the knife by wrapping it in paper which will absorb moisture and protect the blade.

A patina is a thin layer that forms on the surface of oxidized steel and protects it from further oxidation. The patina should not be confused with rust. Patina protects the blade, while rust causes corrosion and deterioration of material, so it should be removed (see Rust erasers).

→ For in-depth information about patina, read our dedicated post on patina.

GENERAL KNIFE CARE TIPS:

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.
❗️A knife is a tool intended for specific use: it’s not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc. Kitchen knives are meant for preparing food.

→ For more details, read our guide on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

SHIPPING RATES:
- €10
- flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

EXCEPTIONS:
- United Kingdom
- shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia - shipping to Russia costs €40*. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.
*or more, depending on the weight

DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.

DELIVERY TIME:
- Europe:
1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

RETURNS:
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

📩 Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

Customer Reviews

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Jorge Lopes
Kiridashi

Sharp edge:)

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Patrick Serfati Sanchez
Best kiridashi I've owned!

I've owned three kiridashis so far (not including this one) and I always liked them for their utility and elegance. Them being single beveled means they can be sharpened to a very scary edge, and the design works perfectly as a general craft knife. This knife is substantially larger than the other knives in this style I've owned, but it can still be used in a pencil grip for very fine cutting/marking thanks to the way the tip bends forward, and the wood handle makes carving for extended periods of time more comfortable and safe (other handle-less kiridashis become slippery with sweat, making gloves recommended, if not necessary). Overall the increased size makes it more suited for a more general use, which is great. I have big hands though, so people with smaller hands might find a bit clunky, in which case the smaller version is probably better. It arrived extremely sharp out of the package, so no complaints at all there. The only thing I could pick out is that the handle is not sealed and a little rough, but otherwise I'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend this knife to anyone considering buying it. The service from the guys at SharpEdge was top notch as well!

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.

Express Worldwide shipping

10€ flat rate with DHL Express.
Free on orders over 300€.

No Duties & Fees

We cover any import fees, worldwide.
All prices are final, tax included.

Easy Returns

Something not OK? You have 30 days to return it, no questions asked.

Attentive support

Get in touch, we usually respond within a few hours.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
50%
(1)
50%
(1)
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(0)
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J
Jorge Lopes
Kiridashi

Sharp edge:)

P
Patrick Serfati Sanchez
Best kiridashi I've owned!

I've owned three kiridashis so far (not including this one) and I always liked them for their utility and elegance. Them being single beveled means they can be sharpened to a very scary edge, and the design works perfectly as a general craft knife. This knife is substantially larger than the other knives in this style I've owned, but it can still be used in a pencil grip for very fine cutting/marking thanks to the way the tip bends forward, and the wood handle makes carving for extended periods of time more comfortable and safe (other handle-less kiridashis become slippery with sweat, making gloves recommended, if not necessary). Overall the increased size makes it more suited for a more general use, which is great. I have big hands though, so people with smaller hands might find a bit clunky, in which case the smaller version is probably better. It arrived extremely sharp out of the package, so no complaints at all there. The only thing I could pick out is that the handle is not sealed and a little rough, but otherwise I'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend this knife to anyone considering buying it. The service from the guys at SharpEdge was top notch as well!