Japanese Kiridashi Marking Knife
Japanese Kiridashi Marking Knife
£11.90 - £12.70 (£9.92 - £10.58 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.
  • Show More
£11.90 - £12.70 (£9.92 - £10.58 Ex. VAT)

Collect in store, we'll confirm your reservation within 1 hour.

Check stock at your local store

Chosen store -

Loading stock for

In stock - collect from in 1 hour

Low stock - collect from in 1 hour

Out of stock at

Change store
Learn how it works

We're commited to selling high-quality products, however we also know thats there are times when you need to exchange or return an item.

  • No quibble 30 day returns policy
  • Arrange your return online, in-store or by phone
  • Simple and easy returns process
Find out more

In Detail

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.

Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.7 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



12 December 2017

Very good laminated steel but need finishing.

Like nearly all Japanese tools, they come with some assembly required or in this case, sharpening. If you are prepared to flatten the back and bevel properly, these are excellent marking knives, scalpel sharp. If you cannot or will not do this final sharpening then find something else!


10 December 2017

not straight

i purchesed this knife....but very dissapointed with the quality...cames like a banana

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.

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.

26 November 2012


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.

Privacy Policy & Cookies

We use cookies to improve and personalise our services, for marketing and for social activity. Please see our privacy policy for more information on how and why we use your data. You can change your cookie settings at any time. By continuing, you agree to our use of cookies.