Traditional Higo Japanese Carpenters knife Blue steel
Handmade Japanese Carpenters knife, made in traditional Blue paper steel, the blue steel is a very high end Japanese steel made from Japanese pure sand iron. The 60/62 HRC blade is an excellent tool, ideal for fine woodwork and small tasks, the knife is brass handled with lanyard hole and inscribed Japanese charactors illuminate the Japanese samuri 'Miyamoto Musashi'. The handle is brass.
This knife has no lock mechanism.
Handmade in Japan
Blade is 75mm long, OAL 175mm.
Japanese Blue steel is an exceptionally high quality cutting steel. Its a very 'pure' steel with very regular grain and few impurities, it provides very high cutting edge performance and edge retention. The reason it is called 'Blue' steel is not because of its colour, but because it was delivered from the foundry wrapped in Blue paper (hence its truer name 'Blue Paper steel) this was only to differentiate it from the slightly less pure 'White' steel which was wrapped in White paper