Kiridashi Leather Knife
Inspired by a traditional Japanese Kiridashi. A fine tip for detailed work; generous, rounded handle and choil for comfort; jimping on the spine to ensure a firm, safe grip; curved handle to keep your working hand away from the leather; the polished 15 degree edge glides easily through 10oz leather; handsome and hard-wearing oiled hardwood handle; made in 52100 carbon steel - tough and easy to get razor sharp with just a few strokes on a strop. This knife is indispensible for leatherwork.
The item pictured is a custom order that is with its new owner and not the actual item for sale. Please get in touch for a similar item to be made to order in a handle material of your choice, with optional mosaic pins etc.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel (HRC +/- 61) or N690 stainless steel
Blade thickness: 1.8mm (0.07") - 2.3 mm (0.09")
Cutting edge length: 65 mm (2.56")
Overall length: 200 mm (7.9")
Handle material: Oiled Hardwood or Micarta of customer choice