The Japanese Kiridashi is a multi function single right bevelled knife. Often used as a Japanese marking knife, the stiff, single bevelled blade of the Kiridashi
truly excels at heavier cuts; leather, veneers etc. Kiridashi are also wonderful tools for carving, they are used in Japanese kitchens for carving vegetables into ornate decorative flowers. Their suitability for carving also makes the Kiridashi a favourite tool for luthierie (stringed instrument making).