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Left Hand YOSHIHIDE Kiridashi 24mm White II steel Blade for Japanese Wood Craft Knife
Kiridashi knife is designed for wood craft knife in Japan.
****To have left hand and right hand of Kiridashi are ideal way of curving wood, because when the bevel is attached on the wood block, the blade moves away from the wood surface. I meant what the blade bites smaller amount of wood surface, and slip away. It is great for when we need to remove tiny amount of the surface of the wood. That is happens to the single bevel edge blade. In the other hand, when we attach the flat concave side on the surface of the wood, it bits the wood, and the edge is going to deeper side. It is great for when we need to remove lots of meat of the wood. Therefore, if we have the left and right hand kiridashi, we are able to use them more occasions.****
Yoshihide is located at Sanjo, Niigata in Japan. Yoshihide ( Mr. Masuda) is very reliable Kiridashi blacksmith who makes lots of variety of Kiridashi. Yoshihide Kiridashi is reasonable price, but he still does puts together soft iron and steel by traditional way of the forge welding, not using composite material. He uses also one of the highest quality pure carbon steel white II steel. It is a great reasonable price high quality Kiridashi as a real working tool.
The blade length: 65mm (2 1/2 inch) The total length of the knife: 210mm (8 1/4 inch) The thickest part of the spine: 4mm (3/16inch) The total weight of the knife (without wood cover): 3.9oz. The width of the blade: 24mm (15/16 inch)