These beautiful kogatana (literally, small sword) are hand forged by 7th generation Baishinshi, in Sanjo city up in the north of Japan in Niigata prefecture. Similar in use to kiridashi, this is a general purpose knife with a hand-laminated white paper steel blade, suitable for just about everything.
Clean and dry thoroughly and wipe with Camellia oil to prevent rust. Sharpen on a waterstone.
- Shirogami White Paper steel higane
- soft steel jigane cladding
- 5" (13cm) blade
- Magnolia handle
Niwaki Tip: Makes a great letter opener, but does far more than that - and can be used in the home, garden, workshop or kitchen.