Tosa cutlery crafting is found in Kochi prefecture and has been passed down from the beginning of the Edo period. Making use of these traditional techniques, about 20 years ago, a bladesmith named Satoshi Yamashita took a request from his children to make a knife that wasn’t pointed so that they could use it themselves to sharpen their pencils. This was how the sperm whale-shaped knife came to fruition. There are now six other whale varieties available, and they are popular as gifts.
The Multi-Purpose Utility knives are hand forged. They have a High Carbon White Steel #2 inner core with a Kurouchi Black Forged finish and handle. These unique knives are sure to be a conversation piece.
From slicing off a hunk of cheese and paring fruit at picnics to handling small tasks in the kitchen. The knife is perfect for camping, as it is an excellent utility knife. It is versatile for outdoor use and can be used as a simple woodworking tool that can even sharpen a pencil.
Comes with a case.
Grade: Black Finish (Kurouchi) Material: Shiroko High-Carbon Steel (White Steel) Size: 18 x 5 cm Made in Japan Tosa, Kochi Prefecture