The Japan Woodworker claims this knife is of the traditional style used by Japanese hunters to cut meat in the field. While we can’t find any evidence to back up that claim, it still is one mean-looking knife for only having a 4″ blade.
The deceptively crude-looking knife is actually forged by master blacksmith Kazuyuki Tanaka. He folds high carbon blue steel with sixteen layers of Damascus pattern soft steel to create a knife that is tough yet holds a sharp edge. To finish off the knife, the handle is simply wrapped with nylon cord.
The knife measures 9″ in length overall, and retails for about $100. It ships razor-sharp with a blade cover and instructions for care.
Hunting Knife [Japan Woodworker]