Kwaiken & Utility

A short, curved knife that was often carried in the sleeve of a Kimono- I make mine with leather sheaths and belt-hangers.


2024-01-31T12:03:49+01:00December 27th, 2020|Kwaiken & Utility|

Blade: 1050 carbon steel, double edge, with hamon Handle: Fossil walrus ivory with counter-sunk and domed handle pin Fittings: Textured & antiqued bronze. Note: matching bolster curves to that of the pattern in the ivory Sheath: Scandinavian leather sheath [...]


2024-01-31T12:03:49+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Kwaiken & Utility|

Blade: Hamon blade Handle: High density moose antler (a first for me) Fittings: Antiqued & Textured copper fittings Sheath: Cross-cut masur birch sheath (a first for me) with a high gloss finish Blade Length: Total Length: Misc:


2024-01-31T12:03:50+01:00January 1st, 2012|Kwaiken & Utility|

Blade: Damasteel Handle: Afzalia burl with stainless bolts Blade Length: 5cm / 2" Total Length: 18.5cm / 7 1/4" Misc: Kiri is short for kiridashi, a small japanese utility knife. Photo by Högstöm


2024-01-31T12:03:50+01:00January 1st, 2012|Kwaiken & Utility|

Blade: 1050 clay tempered Handle: Stabilized maple w. copper lined thong hole Fittings: Brushed copper Sheath: Is being fitted for a leather belt sheath Blade Length: 10cm / 4" Total Length: 21.5cm / 8 1/2" Misc: New blade grind- adds definition while maintaining a full tip [...]

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