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  1. I have a new design that I am very excited to show you all today! I recently saw a traditional kiridashi from Japan, it had a wood saya and it got me thinking about a new knife design. This knife features a full shirasaya and a necklace. The blade is held firmly within the saya and can be worn around the neck using the necklace. It can then be easily drawn with one hand, and the saya will be left around your neck attached to the necklace. Now here's the really cool part, if you don't want to wear it around your neck, the necklace has clasps that can be opened and allow the necklace portion to be easily removed. Once you remove the necklace, you can carry the blade around in your pocket like a pocket knife. The shirasaya and blade are designed to be very compact and lightweight, creating a very versatile blade for many situations. Now for the specs: OAL of shirasaya: 5.5" Blade length from tip to start of handle: just under 3" Blade width: ~.75" Blade thickness: .17" Furniture: Walnut with cocobolo spacers, leather wrap and necklace with aged brass clasps, and a mosaic pin I see this blade being used best as a self defense and utility knife. It would also function very well for woodworking uses like as a marking knife or for carving. I'm asking $SOLD for this one, ships free USPS priority in the contiguous USA. PayPal preferred Feel free to post questions or comments, first one to say "I'll take it" gets it. You can also contact me at YozakuraForge@gmail.com. Thanks for looking! -Grant
  2. Heya everyone, I am happy to show you my newest creation: A kiridashi with handle wrap and a secondary bevel to bring out the hamon. I really love the look of it! Dont forget to check my Video about the creation of it
  3. Hey guys, I assume you have those folks that are hard to shop for on your list too. I last minute decided to make a Kiridashi for the first time. My girlfriends dad is an avid wood worker and appreciates a handmade tool. So here is my humble attempt I hope you guys like it. It's about 4 3/4 OAL, with a 1.2 inch cutting edge, chisel ground. Forged from an old logging truck leaf spring. Tempered to about 60 RC.
  4. Hi guys just wanted post my little sheepsfoot Dashi I made out of some scrap steel (1084 or O1) def one, not sure which. I was just screwing around building my vertical forge and decided to bust out the ol two brick forge and forged this little guy. It's nothing pretty and I can't believe how handy and using it is for EDC, especially since I didn't even play to really carry it. Took a wicked edge too.
  5. Stuart Smith dropped by a while back, and gave me a piece of damascus. I forged it into a kiridashi but managed to open one of the welds, probable worked to cold. As the flaw was not near the edge and in keeping with my belief that even a bad piece of iron can be made into something beautiful or useful I did some inlays to turn it into a knife suitable for a samurai's wife. Carving the recesses in the damascus steel was the worst part. Apparently the K600 in the steel has a bad habit of air hardening. Even after tempering the blade my chisels still chipped. The inlay and carving was routine, except that this piece was left "as chiselled". No scraping, no abrasives. The marks are as they came off the chisel. Specs: length: 155mm (a bit over 6") 18mm at widest, 6mm at thickest Damascus: Bohler K600 and O1 Inlay: Copper and sterling silver Thank you for looking.
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