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Kiridashi Blade Info
A Kiridashi, sometimes mispelled Kiradashi, is a japanese style blade with a chisel ground edge designed for Woodwork and Carving. In recent years, the tactical community has taken to this style of knife for concealed carry, self-defense knives.
I do have to admit that I personally find the blade style very appealing, and have purchased Kiridashi myself. The most affordable ones are the ones from Japan made for woodworking use from laminated carbon steel.
Most of the sellers of these kinds of knives are Custom makers as they are easy to make. They have no handles, and have a simple flat chisel grind which requires very little skill compared to most knife grinds. As self-defense knives the Kiridashi is not very useful for anything but a stabbing or piercing.