Product Description for Kiridashi

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84226
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.28 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Item weight: 8.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.92 oz.
Blade: Traditionally clay tempered 1050 carbon steel
Bolster: Antiqued copper
Handle: Australian swamp yate wood (Eucalyptus occidentalis)
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders specializes in combining traditional Japanese construction with traditional Nordic styles of knives. Anders uses a traditional Japanese method of tempering a blade that involves coating the spine of the knife in clay. This produces the dramatic hamon (temper line) as well as creating a knife with superior edge-holding ability.
While being beveled, the blade shape is heavily influenced by tantos. The hamon is particularly well developed and shows off Ander's skill at its best. The handle is formed from swamp yate. This extremely rare wood has brilliant flames moving through the warm toned handle. The fit between blade and copper bolster is seamless, as is the fit between handle and bolster. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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