Collector item !
This super Rare Kiridashi is made by Katos Father, Kato Shinpei
He is unfortunately passed away at age 92 so this item is very unique and i will not be able to get anymore
This Kiridashi is made 1979 May (Kanji on Backside)
His work is super popular in Japan !
He made mainly swords, But he had also passion of making woodworking tools like Kiridashi and small knives.
He was very creative and you see almost all his work with beautiful carvings and small details.
Steel is Unknown but he did use the purest steel he could get his hand on and it is Carbon steel
They all come direct from Kato he have more of them in his workshop and i was very fortunate to buy this batch for selling overseas
Blade length: 110mm
totall length: 245mm