Japanese Marking Knife

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Forum topic by Mike posted 07-29-2008 01:48 AM 1997 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2008 01:48 AM

Ordered this knife from it was 17 dollars + shipping. Ordered Friday the 25 it got here today from Brooklyn NY.

The pics do not do justice on how sharp the edge is. It is like a mini Samurai Sword. High Carbon Steel.

Has a nice shape and feel. Good response from the company.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#1 posted 07-29-2008 01:55 AM

I like the looks/size of that one… great price too.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 07-29-2008 04:41 AM

It is 7/8 wide, 3 1/2 long blade. a little over 8 inches total

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#3 posted 07-29-2008 08:48 AM

I’ve had a similar marking knife for years. It’s one of my most
used tools and it stays sharp for a long, long time.

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#4 posted 07-29-2008 05:39 PM

The hollow grind makes it easy to sharpen by working the flat side.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 07-30-2008 03:56 AM

For you real Artist, be advised this knife is right hand biased. :[

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#6 posted 07-30-2008 06:50 AM

The reason Japanese tools are hollowed out is because the steel is very hard and would be near impossible to sharpen the wider ones. The sharpening is mainly done from the hollowed side. I have both left and right hand versions of these marking knives. They are very good and hold an edge.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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