Box Elder Kiridashi

Product Description for Box Elder Kiridashi

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84882
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.94 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Item weight: 8.08 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.52 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel
Bolster: Textured copper
Handle: Stabilized and dyed box elder burl
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders specializes in combining traditional Japanese techniques with those of his native Sweden. Anders uses a traditional Japanese method of heat treating a blade that involves coating the spine of the knife in clay, resulting in the dramatic hamon (temper line) as well as creating a knife with superior edge-holding ability.
The blade shape is heavily influenced by the Japanese tanto, with its straight edge and sudden up-turn. The gunome (repetitive wave pattern) hamon is particularly well developed and shows off Anders's skill at its best. The handle is formed from stabilized and dyed box elder burl. 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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