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Japanese Kiridashi Marking Knife
Japanese Kiridashi Marking Knife
£13.50 - £14.96 (£11.25 - £12.47 Ex. VAT)

Japanese Kiridashi Marking Knife

  • High carbon hard steel laminated with a softer but tough steel backing
  • Available in four widths - 9, 12, 15 and 18mm
  • Supplied in plastic protective wallet
  • Length 170mm
  • By purchasing this product, you are confirming that you are AGED 18 or over and that the person receiving the delivery is also over 18. Please note that we do occasionally ask for proof of age.
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£13.50 - £14.96 (£11.25 - £12.47 Ex. VAT)

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Kiridashi Kogatana marking knives are made by laminating a high carbon very hard steel (which will take an edge like no other steel) to a softer but tough steel backing. Available in four different widths - 9, 12, 15 and 18mm, the latter being the most commonly used whilst the smaller sizes are for more delicate marking. They can be used as they are or with a wooden handle and sheath construction. All the knives are bevelled for right hand use. Due to the extreme hardness of the steel they should only be used for marking and not for carving. Supplied in a plastic protective wallet. Length 170mm.

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Length 170mm
Reviews (6)

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Overall rating 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

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Tomas Lindmark; sociologist in leadership, organisation and creativity

21 December 2015

Learn first about the tool you by and use.

Learn first about how a tool is made, callibrated by yourself, used and taken care of after it has been used.
I ordered this tool last week and received it very quickly, very well wrapped and in excellent condition. As all tools in this category of price you can't start to use them as they are. From the manufacturer they come formed and grinded. You have to calibrate them by yourself. That means that you have to flattening the backside agian, sharpen the edge and polish both surfaces. After that you can rub the tool with Kamelia oil (tea oil) that japanese toolworkers has used for thousands of year to protect the tools from rust. You have to do that everytime you have used the tool. Remember that how sharp an edge can be and how long it can stay sharp depends on how flat the backside is because it is the backside of the tool that create the edge and not the bewel.

Some years ago I ordered this book: 'The Care and Use of Japanese Woodworking Tools: Saws, Planes, Chisels, Marking Gauge, Stones' by Ron Herman and Kip Mesirow. ISBN 9781933330136. Please do the same and you will find that you have a very special tool to handle and use for many years to come. You can also find some videoclips at youtube.com As a member o the e-mail-club I wish that Axminster informed its customers about how to use its tools. Most of us do it in the wrong way.
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Phylip Rees

17 July 2013

very disappointed

The point was damaged and far from sharp. I should have sent it back but I made the best of it by regrinding and honing it. Definitely not worth the money, and as a time served cabinet maker of over 45 years experience I would suggest that you do not buy it. You would be better off using an ordinary Stanley knife.
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26 November 2012

Disappointed

I was disappointed with this. It has a slight bend at the tip making me worry it will move or force its way under my guide for marking. Not good for a precision marking device! Despite the bend, which will sharpen out, I still do not think this is worth the price.
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Michael King

8 November 2012

Brilliant

This is the best marking knife of it.s kind that I have ever experienced. I was totally gobsmacked at how sharp ithe knife was straight from the packet. Iit was so good that I intend to buy two more, one for my electronics lsb snf the other to keep as a spare.
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Jake Martin

24 January 2012

SE130 LC -2

Brilliant knife, supper quality metal which sharpens perfectly and stays sharp unlike other marking knives. Also a nice size and shape to use handle.

I would recommend it to everyone and anyone.

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