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Kurouchi Folding Knife - Silver Patina Handle

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  • These Japanese folding knives are a old style of knife that has existed in Japan for many years.  It had a resurgance in popularity in post WWII Japan among the baby boomers.  The knives are traditionall forged in either the san-mai or warikomi construction (softer cladding and a hard core steel). The handle is not silver, but rather designed to look like silver with a patina on it.

    Intended Use: Woodworking (including work with bamboo) and general utlity for home, outdoor, and gardening.  

    How to Use: There is no locking mechanism on this knife, thus the user must hold the "chikiri" (the tab for opening and holding open) down steadily at all times during use (the thumb is generally used)

    Care: The knife is not stainless and can rust if left wet or dirty.  Make sure to clean and the blade after using.  If storing the knife for any extended period of time or for owners in areas of high humidity, wipe it with camelia oil, mineral oil, or anti-rust oil and store it away from high moisture and humidity.

    Warning: Do not ever grab the blade.  Pay a great attention when opening and closing the blade.  As the steel is very hard, cutting hard items or using excessive force when cutting can cause chipping.  Do not use this knife for unintended purposes.  Keep a knife away from children.  
    • Knife Type: Specialty Knife
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Handle to Tip Length: 76mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 14mm
    • Length: 174mm
    • Weight: 50g

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