kiridashi

Discussion in 'Collectors Corner..' started by badgerknives, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. badgerknives

    badgerknives Well-Known Member

    hey guy i was hopeing to see pictures of any kiridashi or kiridashi type knives you have. when where they started and what materials were they made of? any and all info is much apreciated.
     
  2. murphda2

    murphda2 Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss

    The Kiridashi is an old Japanese utility knife. "Bubba-San" will chime in and correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they were comonly used as carpenter or gardener's knives. As with every other tool in Japanese history, it was just a matter of time before the peasants transitioned it into an easily hideable and deadly weapon.

    If you want design ideas, do a quick search and you should turn up a multitude of designs by makers here.
     
  3. bubba-san

    bubba-san Well-Known Member

    Murph is correct , A traditional kiridashi was and still is a carpenters scribe . single or double bevel is ok. I think I have some good pics of traditional style blade .I have made a few of these lately.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  4. BRad704

    BRad704 Well-Known Member

    Compared by Bubba's, my kiridashi's aren't the most historically accurate, but they serve their intended purpose just fine for me. That purpose is generally as a utility knife for opening boxes, cutting paracord or trimming leather.

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  5. bubba-san

    bubba-san Well-Known Member

    Here are some more a little different style , Brad your blades look good to me . the 2 photos to left and right are made from Tamahagane Japanese sword steel
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  6. badgerknives

    badgerknives Well-Known Member

    ok, thanks guys
     
  7. cardoso5fr

    cardoso5fr Well-Known Member

    Some of mine
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    The other:)

    They are in tool steel (most of them). (i'm beginning to do Ni Maï kiri :D)

    One from my friend Remy Boulin
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    One from Grace Horn in Silver and tool steel damascu
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    My street surgeon from fred Perrin
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    Two from Jerome Hovaere
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    The brass one is a traditionnal thin japanese one :D
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    http://dremeltingpotes.free.fr/pages/kiridashi/kiridashi.html
     
  8. bubba-san

    bubba-san Well-Known Member

    The 3 wrapped ones are O-1 and the other pics are kiridashi made from tamahagane Japanese sword steel. They turn a beautiful blue rainbow color when etched in lemon juice. the long one is also tamahagane.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  9. badgerknives

    badgerknives Well-Known Member

    nice knives, what is the point of the long handles bubba san, just looks or what?
     
  10. bubba-san

    bubba-san Well-Known Member

    Not really sure ! Its just a traditional style for some obscure reason they made long handles so, I copied one in tamahagane
    Bubba
     

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