Crafting your own knives might be a tedious task but the effort and time are all worth it once you see the final product. There’s no substitute for that feeling you get as you use the knife you made yourself or when showing it to friends and family.
If you’re a beginner in knife crafting, you can consider making a kiridashi style knife as one of your first projects. Kiridashi basically means ‘pointed knife’. Don’t let the simple kiridashi design fool you. This knife style is very versatile and it has been used as tool, marker, and even as a weapon by ancient Japanese warriors.
In this DIY tutorial video, the author will show you how to make a kiridashi style knife from scratch. All the steps required are shown through easy to follow instructions from forging until sharpening. This is one knife project you can truly be proud of because of its simplicity and versatility.
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