In this video I show you how I made a classic Japanese Kiridashi knife from a piece of 1085 high carbon steel.The completed item is a lovely cleaned blade, and I certainly wish I had this much expertise, look at it!
Traditionally these tools are used for wood carving, and long ago in Japan, children used them to sharpen their pencils. Translated to English, ‘kiridashi’ means ‘to carve out’ in Japanese.
Viewing the most talented skilled workers exceed expectations at their exchange can be truly unwinding, and this video of a man making a Japanese utility blade called a kiridashi is the same.
He cuts and manufactures the cutting edge with amazing exactness, and afterward he includes the handle with after a lot of sanding.