Kataba Kawa Hagi 90mm Skinning Knife Single Bevel Aogami 2 Ho-Oak Handle
Skinning knives are a specialty of Tosa blacksmiths, Shikoku’s forests have an abundance of wild pigs and many avid hunters.
approx 134 grams mm cutting edge, 98mm wide at widest point, tapering from 3mm thick, 216mm overall. Free forged knives vary slightly
Hand forged knives from the Tosa area of Shikoku Island, Japan's least populated island with a long history of smithing. Shikoku's thick forests, agriculture and fisheries have led to a local style of smithing that is characterized by rustic free forged knives and tools.
We have been very happy with the quality for the price and their old style country feel.
This is a reactive carbon steel. It should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the knife is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.