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Japanese Folding Knife - 170mm - Steel Handle

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Japanese Folding Knife - 170mm - Steel Handle

Rutlands    Part No. JP1212
  • • Hand forged in Japan
  • • Gently curved blade shaped like the iconic Samurai swords
  • • Traditionally used for woodcarving and whittling
  • • Sharp tip perfect for marking out and detailing
  • • Hammer finished blade folds securely away into the steel handle
  • • Double bevelled blade to suit both left and right hand use
  • • Open length : 170mm | Closed length : 105mm | Blade Thickness : 2.5mm

These folding knives are traditionally used for woodcarving and whittling and at one time every adult and child in Japan carried a knife like it. The gently curved blades are shaped like the iconic Samurai swords and feature a sharp tip that is perfect for marking out and detailing.

Made up from three layers, the blades feature a hardened, carbon steel core that forms the cutting edge which is flanked by a layer of soft iron on each side. This makes the blade stronger, more durable and easier to sharpen. Because the cutting edge is so hard, the blades will take an incredibly sharp edge. The blade has a hammered finish and is double bevelled for both left and right hand use, and folds into the handle for secure storage. Overall length 170mm.

It is widely recognised that Japan offers some of the world's finest knives and cutting tools. The sword makers to the Samurai were the very best in their trade and their knowledge of metals and metal working has been handed down through the generations of master blacksmiths and is still in use today. These skills and knowledge of materials combine to produce blades that are harder, thinner, stronger and sharper than most western style pocket knives and for this reason Japanese pocket knives are truly outstanding in their quality and performance.

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  • Brand Rutlands
    Country of Origin Japan
    Blade Length 70mm
    Open Length 170mm
    Closed Length 105mm
    Blade Thickness 2.5mm
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  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Dan Hanley
    Have had this on my keychain for over a year now. Fantastic little knife, probably the sharpest blade I've ever owned. Just be careful how you hold it - if it shuts on a finger it will slice deep. Have not needed to sharpen it yet, despite almost daily use (opening packaging, light whittling). Give it a light coat of oil every now and again and it looks like it will last forever.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Peter Lyons
    A super little knife that takes and keeps a very sharp edge. It was a good buy. I made a leather pouch for it that makes it easy to keep in my pocket. If you want a sharp pocket knife this is just the job.
  • Rating: review score 4
    Written By: D Chapman
    Nice little knife here. Curved blade is useful for a multitude of things. This is a slim knife but bare in mind it is small. The handle measures 98mm. I have small hands and when the blade is out I can only just hold it with my whole hand with my thumb on the blade 'stop'. As usual with Japanese high carbon Knives always give it a light coat of a thin oil.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Clive From Windsor, Uk
    Nice. Superficially very simple, primitive even, this is an item that simply feels right. It's feels like a design that's evolved over a long period and it shows how good the Japanese are at making traditional, top-quality cutting tools at moderate prices. While not remotely 'flash' or modern looking, this knife has been well designed for its purpose, i.e. as a dependable, long-lasting and capable cutting tool for household, office, picnic and garden needs. Beware, the 2.9' blade is VERY sharp and puts many modern blades to shame. If there's one drawback it's that the blade won't necessarily stay open unless you press on the metal thumb pad. But, that's how you naturally hold it so it's not an issue.
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