Kiridashi - Tsuchime (Right Bevel)

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Product Description for Kiridashi - Tsuchime (Right Bevel)

Maker: Neels van den Berg, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $50.00
Item num: 102158
Blade length: 1.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 1.10 in.
Total length: 5.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.79 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Blade: Forge textured (Tsuchime) 5160 carbon steel
Description: The Kiridashi is a traditional wood carving knife, widely used in Japan. Whether used as a marking knife or to carve wood, kiridashi are used by almost all Japanese carpenters. It is a versatile tool for general use. Translated to English, 'kiridashi' means 'to carve out' in Japanese.
This kiridashi was hand forged by Black Dragon Forge, led by South African knifemaker Neels van den Berg. Neels is a full-time bladesmith and knifemaker with a passion for learning and teaching. After taking a knifemaking course in 2007, van den Berg knew he had stumbled upon his passion. Neels forges his own steel and strives to make practical, high-quality, no-nonsense knives and tools. He expects his knives to be used and used hard.
This Kiridashi is formed from forge textured 5160 carbon steel and features a razor sharp, near-infinite edge. The flat grind is satin finished, which nicely offsets the forge textured tsuchime handle. The single bevel edge makes this knife a perfect utility knife for detailed cuts. This Kiridashi is made with a right bevel, which is traditionally used by right handed users in Japan. Many Western woodworkers find that having both a left and right oriented bevel helps for more precise carving.
Excellent work throughout!

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