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Carpenters kiridashi knife

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 11-19-2013 06:59 PM 1576 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I read that the kiridashi knife was highly used by kids in Asia to sharpen their pencils.
Also carpenters used many different types and styles to carve with. Being an aspiring carver I thought I would like to give it a try.
First I made the blade then pinned Gaboon ebony to the sides. Next I fashioned a protector for the blade. Making it from ebony and maple.
Apon further studies I also found that some law enforcement are urged to carry a similar knife for close contact protection.
They are also called a neck knife….ugh. Enough said on that one.
I believe it will come in very handy for my carving…and if not it was a blast to make.
Cutting edge is 1 3/4” long and overall length is 3 1/2” long.
Thanks for the peek
Hope y’all are having a great day!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.





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cosmicturner

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 07:05 PM

Really nice Jim great job and I love your choice of woods the curl is beautiful

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 07:19 PM

Beautiful knife, Jim! The wooden protector for the blade is over the top.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 07:26 PM

Very cool little knife, love the curly maple on the protector!

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murch

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 07:37 PM

Great looking knife. I hope it proves to be very useful.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 10:48 PM

Small size…. but not a small project. Love everything about it…. especially its dimunitive size

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Roger

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 12:21 AM

That is really nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Rick

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 12:49 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 04:10 PM

That is a sweet looking blade and sheath. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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