Leather cutting knives come in all shapes and sizes, from rotary cutters to bird beaks, from rounds to skivers. There are knives and cutters for every task and user. But when you boil it all down to a basic single knife, the straight blade is the first choice. This is a common knife style used to do leather cutting in Japan. It is both easy to use and a breeze to sharpen.
This knife is designed to make clean, accurate cuts in all kinds of leather and similar materials. It is used by holding the tool in your fist with the blade facing down, then drawing the blade toward you.
The blade is made from Aogami #2 carbon steel which is a favorite among knife makers and users of all kinds. Blue #2 takes and holds an edge with ease which is important in a knife that will be cutting some pretty tough stuff! The blade is attached to a simple oval ho wood handle that is very comfortable and allows for great control while cutting.
The blade edge measure 36mm and is ground with a chisel bevel on one side only.