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GIMME10

Japanese Whittling Knife with Leather case

$53.00

Description

Within moments of arriving at the JTA workshop, being whipped out of it's case and put to work on some carving blanks, we knew this knife was a special.

This is what happens when a top-class Japanese knife maker studies the design hallmarks of European carving knives, fuses it with their unique HSS-lamination methods and pops it all on a thick handle and in a handy leather pouch with a blade guard.

For western carvers, this knife will feel approachable and familiar. If a sloyd knife embarked on an extended pilgrimage through Japan, reflecting, fasting and philosophising as it went, we think it would return to Scandinavia looking something like this - a little slimmer in the handle, with a light and functional leather case, and a blade that has been shortened, refined and sharpened to within an inch of it's life with a HSS cutting edge. 

That is the key here; the edge. Finding a happy medium between a knife that can take a bevel fine enough for fine finishing cuts while being rugged enough to waste and rough out is no mean feat, and in this little double bevelled beauty we think it may have just been perfected.

For a few years now the 6mm double bevel carving knife has been our go-to carving blade, however, we now expect this to be our most recommended general whittling knife for the foreseeable future. 

Dimensions

Blade: L35mm x W6mm

Handle length: 130mm

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Customer Reviews

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Dennis Petherbridge

Good steel. Good fit to the hand. Quality tool. The cover adds to the worth of the product!

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Rachel Bremner
Sensational knife

I love this knife so much. Perfect for spoon making. So sharp but easy to protect your hands because of the blade length and shape. My new go to knife,

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Susannah
Excellent knife

Bought this to size down dowells before shaping them. Works really well.

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Phillip Campbell
my new favourite

bought as a present was a bit scared as it came super sharp. it is my go to and my favourite knife for whittling.

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AG
Excellent craft knife

Sharp, fits the hand well, leather case an added bonus.
Exactly what I needed and at a reasonable price. Despatch & delivery couldn't be faulted.

Japanese Whittling Knife with Leather case - Carving Knives - Japanese Tools Australia
Michihamono

Japanese Whittling Knife with Leather case

$53.00

Within moments of arriving at the JTA workshop, being whipped out of it's case and put to work on some carving blanks, we knew this knife was a special.

This is what happens when a top-class Japanese knife maker studies the design hallmarks of European carving knives, fuses it with their unique HSS-lamination methods and pops it all on a thick handle and in a handy leather pouch with a blade guard.

For western carvers, this knife will feel approachable and familiar. If a sloyd knife embarked on an extended pilgrimage through Japan, reflecting, fasting and philosophising as it went, we think it would return to Scandinavia looking something like this - a little slimmer in the handle, with a light and functional leather case, and a blade that has been shortened, refined and sharpened to within an inch of it's life with a HSS cutting edge. 

That is the key here; the edge. Finding a happy medium between a knife that can take a bevel fine enough for fine finishing cuts while being rugged enough to waste and rough out is no mean feat, and in this little double bevelled beauty we think it may have just been perfected.

For a few years now the 6mm double bevel carving knife has been our go-to carving blade, however, we now expect this to be our most recommended general whittling knife for the foreseeable future. 

Dimensions

Blade: L35mm x W6mm

Handle length: 130mm

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