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Discovering the Kiridashi: A Cut Above the Rest

History Meets Precision in the Kiridashi

The Kiridashi, a small but mighty cutting tool with roots tracing back to ancient Japan, has stood the test of time as a symbol of craftsmanship and utility. Its name, which translates to "pointed knife," perfectly encapsulates its purpose: to be the pinnacle of precision and practicality in cutting tools.


A Glimpse into the Past

The Kiridashi's origins date back to the Edo period in Japan (17th to 19th centuries), where it was initially used as a woodworking tool by artisans. Over the centuries, it evolved into a versatile instrument adopted by various craftsmen, from woodworkers to gardeners, leatherworkers to artists. Its enduring popularity and effectiveness are a testament to its timeless design and functionality.


Introducing Your Kiridashi: Precision in Your Palm

Designed by the skilled hands of ABS Mastersmith Neels van den Berg from South Africa, this Kiridashi continues the tradition of excellence in craftsmanship and precision.

Key Features

  • Blade Material: The blade, crafted from 6 mm thick SAE5160 carbon steel, is a testament to durability and sharpness. Its chisel ground edge ensures precise cutting, making it a reliable companion for intricate tasks.

  • Dimensions: With an overall length of 140mm and a blade length of 20mm, this Kiridashi strikes the perfect balance between portability and usability. It boasts a thickness of 6mm, providing stability and control. Despite its robust build, it weighs a mere 80 grams, ensuring fatigue-free use.

  • Steel Excellence: SAE5160 carbon steel, known for its resilience and edge retention, forms the core of this Kiridashi, making it a reliable tool that will last for generations.

Craftsmanship Meets Innovation

Every detail of this Kiridashi reflects the dedication of its designer, Neels van den Berg. From the choice of materials to the precision of the blade, this tool is a work of art that marries tradition with innovation.

In Conclusion

Embrace the legacy of the Kiridashi and elevate your craft with this exceptional tool. Designed with passion and precision, it's a testament to the enduring spirit of craftsmanship.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How should I maintain my Kiridashi? To keep your Kiridashi in prime condition, regularly wipe the blade clean, oil it to prevent rust, and sharpen it when needed.

  2. Can left-handed users use it? This Kiridashi is designed for right-handed users.

  3. Is it delivered with a protective sheath? Yes, each Kiridashi comes with a custom-designed leather sheath for safe storage and transport.

  4. Where is it designed and crafted? This Kiridashi is meticulously designed by Neels van den Berg in South Africa and crafted with care to meet the highest standards.

Discover the Kiridashi, a versatile cutting tool with a rich history dating back centuries. Designed by ABS Mastersmith Neels van den Berg, this Kiridashi combines traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation. With a high-quality SAE5160 carbon steel blade, precise dimensions, and a lightweight build, it's the perfect tool for artisans and craftsmen.

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