Japanese Brass Kiridashi Craft Knife

Manufacturer: Yoshiharu
Model: Yos-4694
EAN: 4956856456101
Category: Book
Price: $7.00  (109 customer reviews)
Dimension: 0.20 x 5.51 x 1.97 inches
Shipping Wt: 0.05 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock.
Average Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Feeling extra sharp, brassy, crafty, and Japanese? Make no mistake, this Kiridashi carving knife isn't just for slicing through Christmas present packaging and scrapbooking fun. The brass-handled blade arrives with an... [Read more]


  • Made in Japan
  • Blade Type: Right Hand
  • Total Length: 130mm / Thickness: 1mm / weight: 22g
  • Material: Brass

Top Reviews

Most useful 'craft knife' out there (and the best)
by Reaver Havard (5 out of 5 stars)
October 25, 2016

My EDC back up blade and the best 'Xacto' you could ever own. The flat Japanese style edge makes pretty much perfect cuts every time. It's also extremely easy to sharpen due to the steep angle. It comes about as close to a razor as you can get though.

It weighs nearly nothing and is easier to carry than a pen. It fits in my wallet. I tossed all my Xactos & scalpels to the side for most uses now.

Just buy it. I'm a leatherworker and mine gets used every day. Still razor sharp.
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Handy, cheap, and portable!
by Matt (5 out of 5 stars)
May 18, 2018

Arrived very sharp and easy to use. The steel feels strong and the craftsmanship is basic but everything feels sturdy enough. The brass covering the steel blade itself is rather prone to discoloration, but the knife in cheap enough that I don't mind, and it gives it a little bit of character! It's very convenient to keep in a pocket or purse as an everyday carry, and discreet enough that people aren't put off by its appearance (unlike regular folding knives). All in all, a great and very handy purchase!

Keep in mind that this isn't super large and is meant as a craft knife/marking knife more than anything. It's only about 4.5" long with a blade length of about 1.5 inches, so not useful for super heavy duty work, but how often do you need a knife of that caliber?

Small note, be careful when sheathing the knife, the blade cover is a little thin and you could cut yourself if you're trying to jam it into its sheath in too much of a hurry.
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Maybe my expectations were too high?
by Double P (3 out of 5 stars)
March 12, 2018

I was a bit let down with this. While the blade may be ok, the brass used as the grip and sheath is very thin and flimsy. It also was damaged. I suppose for the price it is ok, but i wouldnt recommend. There are other inexpensive Japanese tools and knives out there...but this isnt one of them.
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Great little knife
by Luke L. (4 out of 5 stars)
March 13, 2018

I really like this little knife. Comes reasonably sharp but needs work to be its best. The back of the blade on mine needed to be flattened, then i put a 15-20 degree bevel on it and now its like a razor. I also made a little handle for it cause its a thin and small and hard to get a solid grip on it.
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Great design, SOFT steel
by GMC (2 out of 5 stars)
May 8, 2019

Purchased for woodworking and because this style of single, straight edged knife can be easily sharpened as if it were a chisel. It easily took a crazy sharp edge on a whetstone. Problem is that it's also the softest steel I've ever seen. One use, say scraping a few pine fibers off the corner of a board will roll the edge over.

I know it's only $10 but HigoNoKami knives run around that and are fantastic steel. Design wise these are great knives but they seem nearly useless. I want to like it but I can't imagine getting much use out of it. I will give grinding a steeper 35-45 degree bevel and see if that still works.
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It works good for light projects - (NOT) the weavers left / right "solid" steel blades
by Jeffrey Allen Love (4 out of 5 stars)
January 31, 2019

These come very thin and have a capped body of "very" soft malleable brass covering the body past the base of the steel base, so if you hammer it in wood it would damage the soft brass extending past the blade. (Check photo #1) they can be sharpened if you know how, but these do not have left hand - right hand blades. Again good for paper cutting - opening boxed items - scoring wood - cutting leathers - and light duty crafts. That's IT!!

I just like the fact I can resharpen and not have to throw away blades. Also that it has a the ability to protect the blades.

I was happy with them, I like the idea of non-throw away utility blades. these do come very sharp so be careful when putting the cover back on.

Again - not for weavers - great for a reparable utility knife.

Jeff. Washington State
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Very nice.
by john ernest (4 out of 5 stars)
May 2, 2019

Not a 10 but a 8-9. Very sharp. Not something i would put in my pocket because it would open and cut myself but nice to have handy. No regrets. It looks like a defect on the outer case and some people say this in the reviews but this is actually a crimp to hold the blade into the casing. So if you don't like the way it looks in the picture you may not want this but it doesn't bother me as i like it for the function.
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Great little knife and easily held in hand for use
by Chris (4 out of 5 stars)
June 28, 2018

Great little knife and easily held in hand for use. Using it as a marking knife and nothing more. My only thing is the kink that was on the knife when i opened the package as shown in other purchaser's review. You can slightly see the deformation of the metal in seller's pics but its not clear. If someone else can clarify if they have also that indentation on the handle area. My assumption is a dent to hold the blade within the thin brass handle.
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by James H (5 out of 5 stars)
September 12, 2018

The patina on this is amazing. Carbon blade with brass body. Ages very well. The knife works as expected. Been using mine for about 5 years. Flat, light, easy to sharpen. About as good as a marking knife can get. This will not replace a pocket knife. But will exceed as a utility knife used for light marking. This won't split sticks. But will chip and whittle away wood no problem. This could be considered the Mora of Japan in my opinion. Worth buying two.
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Pretty good at cutting a stick
by SR (4 out of 5 stars)
April 3, 2019

I used this little knife to cut off some bark from a stick that I found in my yard. I got the stick about 9 months ago so it was pretty dry, but this knife still cut off the bark pretty good. This knife is cool looking. I am looking forward to cutting some more sticks with it for fun. I will provide an updated review pretty soon after I cut some more sticks with this knife.

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