The Kiridashi is the original Japanese utility knife. Traditionally carried in the sleeve pocket of one’s kimono by both Samurai and peasant alike. Nowadays, Kiridashi is used by practically everyone in Japan from children to master craftsmen! In many ways, it’s the fixed blade equivalent of the western pocket knife. Due to its innate practicality, it’s used for everything from whittling, carving, paring, and nearly every conceivable cutting chore.
Now Cold Steel has improved this famous classic utility knife by making a folding knife version! This Kiridashi folder provides a razor-sharp classically shaped blade made from 4034SS stainless steel that’s mated to a handsome, comfortable Griv Ex™ grip that will never rot, crack, warp or mildew. To guard your fingers, it comes with Tri-Ad® Locking mechanism, proven time and time again to be the strongest, safest locking mechanism available. Light in weight, thin and handy, Cold Steel's Kiridashi is a joy to carry clipped to a pocket.