Kogatana Utility Knife (Plain Steel)
The name kogatana (小刀) translates to "small knife" or "short sword" and is a blade that is traditionally found in a sheath attached to a Japanese sword scabbard. It is a utility knife which can be used for cutting, whittling, grafting, box-cutting, paring, or any other indoor or outdoor use, where a sharp, angled blade is required. It is an ideal camping or workshop knife. The plain steel version is comfortable to hold in the right hand and can be stored wrapped in cloth or in a toolbox.
Full Length: 185mm
Cutting Edge Length: 50mm
BANSHU HAMONO is a collective brand from South-West Hyōgo Prefecture in Japan, which has a 250+ year blacksmith history dating back to the first katana factory in 1744. The blacksmith traditions have continued across generations and today a diverse range of small businesses, each with each its own skilled craftsmen, still produce cutlery and tools for the home, studio and garden using the same techniques.