This is world’s simplest yet highly versatile folding knife, which has kept its traditional shape since the Meiji era of Japan (1868-1912) when handcraft experienced a renaissance. The blade is made of one of the hardest metals called Aogami, blue steel. Our knives can be used in the kitchen, as well as crafting, fishing, camping, and picnicking.
By sharpening regularly, your knife will last a long time.
Notice: Do not use the knife for cutting metals.
The blacksmith industry in the Banshu region in the Hyogo prefecture of Japan was said to have started long ago when a sword factory was located there. What began as an industry producing straight razors in 1744, now manufactures a variety of products including utility knives, traditional Japanese straight razors, Japanese gripping shears used for cutting thread, pruning shears, and floral shears. Each piece is painstakingly made by hand by skilled craftsmen using the same techniques that have been employed for generations.
Each item is wrapped in an assorted ‘banshu’ fabric and packaged in a lightweight Paulownia wood box.
Materials: Steel blade, brass handle.
Small - Full open length: 3.6 in
Medium - Full open length: 6.5 in
X-Large - Full open length: 8.25 in
Care Instructions: Wipe clean with a soft cloth. If liquid is needed, use water only and dry thoroughly to prevent rust.
As with all small batch made products, supplies are limited and lead time may exist. Please contact us if you have any questions about availability and possible lead times.