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 whittling, grafting, box-cutting, paring, or any other indoor or outdoor use, where a sharp, angled blade is required. It is an ideal workshop or camping knife. The wooden sheath version is easy to carry with no blades exposed and is comfortable to use when unsheathed. The blade is made from aogami (blue paper steel) which is also used in high-end chef's knives and secateurs.
Full Length: 200mm
Blade 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.