- KITCHEN KNIFE MAKING KIT – This woodworking project kit includes a full tang knife blank ONLY. Customize your very own knife handle by using wood, metal, Micarta, or even leather to create a cool accent. Give your Chinese Cleaver a unique personality by hand ﬁnishing all the parts. BONUS: Includes 3 sets of metal pins and a Mosaic center pin.
- ENGINEERED TO PERFECTION – Unparalleled design, Katsura knife blade blanks are made with a Japanese AUS-10 Core reinforced with 66 Layers of Damascus Steel, 60+ Rockwell hardness. With excellent edge retention, your small cutting knife will stay razor sharp for years to come. Feel the strength and beauty of your unique knife in your hand.
- WOODWORKING PROJECT – Go ‘old school’ and rivet together your own handle and blade tang. Making knife handles is easier than you think, even if all you have is a sharp pocket knife and some scraps of softwood. Draw your dream knife handle on a piece of wood and carve it to the finished shape.
- PROFESSIONAL CHINESE CLEAVER – Originating in China, and then used in Japan this cleaver is ideal for chopping meat and vegetables. Our professional meat cleaver works its magic on whole lobster as well. Also known as the Chukabocho, the blade has a flat surface that is perfect for crushing garlic cloves. The blade’s spine can even pound meat if you want to do that.
COMPLETELY ORIGINAL GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAYS – Our woodworking kits for adults are the ultimate gift for people who spend time in their studio or workshop. Crafters, hobbyists, and even foodies/chefs will love owning their own custom knife handles! SIZE: 6.5-inch Blade, 12-inch overall, NW 8.5 OZ, HRC 60+ hardness. Please reach out to Katsura in case of any issues.
Katsura Knife Making Kit – YOU determine the best knife handle material to suit your needs!
Experience has taught us that there’s nothing like digging in and getting started. Even, if you’ve never made a knife before you can try your crafting skills with simple or makeshift tools! The thrill of carving, grinding, shaping, and buffing your own handle is unbelievably satisfying. Be proud of what you can create even if the end result is less than perfect.
The KATSURA AUS-10 Damascus Chinese Cleaver Blank comes with a blade blank only, allowing for a design-it-yourself handle made from the material of your choice. We recommend using Micarta, softwood, hardwood, purple heart wood, metal or even paracord!
➤ The blade is crafted by folding 66 layers of Japanese Damascus steel over a Japanese AUS-10 steel cutting core with a 60+ Rockwell hardness. Feel the satisfaction as your knife slices cleanly through your fresh, tasty ingredients.
➤ Easy to Maintain – With superior edge retention the blade will stay ultra-sharp for years to come. When needed the fine, yet tough edge is easy to sharpen.
➤ The handle is perfectly weighted and balanced. It features a full tang and 3-pin design with 3 sets of pins and a Mosaic center pin included.
➤ Mince, slice, and dice with ruthless efficiency. Designed to suit the cutting techniques used by professional Japanese chefs, Katsura knives bring culinary mastery to any kitchen.
➤ Ideal gift- Create a custom handle and present as a gift to the best cook in your family. Or buy for your friend or family member who loves carpentry or woodworking. Every KATSURA knife comes inside a handcrafted gift box.
USE AND CARE: not for chopping bone; do not use on hard surfaces like granite, tile, or glass cutting boards; wash by hand with gentle dish soap, rinse, and dry with a dishcloth; sharpen with a whetstone at an angle of 15 degrees.
Limited lifetime warranty, full satisfaction guaranteed.
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