SharpEdge Makiri Hocho Hammer Fixed Blade
SharpEdge Makiri Hocho Hammer Fixed Blade
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Product Description
Traditionally used by fisherman for cutting rope, twine, and fish—but often used today by barmen carving ice for specialty cocktails— the Makiri Hocho is an all-purpose blade with excellent utility. The 5.3-inch blade has a wide spear-point shape for piercing, slicing, and skinning Read More

Dec 22, 2019
Come on now, not a single photo of the knife sheathed, I even watched the video , again no . Maybe it's just me but with this form of craftsmanship ( made to order wooden sheath) seeing that one piece sheathed look is necessary and the final testament to the craftsmanship involved. This is just a question I have no reason to suspect deception , just puzzled.
Feb 29, 2020
Maybe because with it sheathed it's hidden and thus illegal in many countries?
Hi Rudolf, Grega here from SharpEdge, sorry for the late reply. Sometimes it slips our mind to take such photos, we want to display the blade but then forget about making photos of the sheathed knife. Thanks for reminding us of this, much appreciated. I made some photos of the makiri with the sheath on it, I hope these will be useful to you. If you'd like to see some additional photos, please let me know. Best, Grega

Nov 17, 2019
hey! iron oxide does not form a passivating layer on the knife as its grain structure is too large to inhibit further corrosion, please update the item's description accordingly 🙂
Sep 9, 2019
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May 12, 2019
Thought I read “harakiri” at first 😀
May 8, 2019
I really want to like this knife but the apparent saya quality and fit issues ruin it for me. If it was well fitted into a premium saya, I would love it. A dual bevel would be nice but that’s just my preference. I love the blade shape and finish.
May 8, 2019
Sounds like you're looking for a completely different knife....
Hi @Orion13, thanks for your comment. The saya on the Makiri knife works on the friction principle, so the initial fit has to be very tight as the wood (magnolia) of the sheath will after some usage give in, and then it the blade will slide in much easier. As you probably know, magnolia wood is widely used to make handles of Japanese knives, and since Makiri is a traditional Japanese fishermen knife, they used the most common wood to make the handle and saya for it. Magnolia is a soft wood, so it can 'chip' at the edges if not taken care of properly, and can also get stains if you use it with dirty hands. A little sandpaper can fix this easily, although we like the used look on the Makiri as this is our go-to knife for camping and adventures, its always in our backpack.
Feb 13, 2019
Left handed people beware. My experience with kitchen knives sharpened on one side only is that they are designed for right-handed people. Used in the left hand, when slicing, the blade runs off at a crazy, uncontrollable angle. For us leftys, the flat side is in contract with the sliver, not the uncut part.
Hey @BobAZ, thanks for your comment! Indeed, the Makiri is single bevel knife, meant to be used only by right-handed users. I asked Massdrop to add this important piece of information to the product page. Single bevel Japanese knives are 99% of times only made for right-handed users (this is mostly because of their history, it was socially only accepted to use right hand for swords/knives), so unfortunately left-handed users are in a big disadvantage here.. Things are changing for the better, but it's still quite difficult to get a non-custom made left-handed single bevel knife in Japan.
Feb 13, 2019
Is this made in Japan? I really hope the blade shape is better, just a little slimmer on the tip would make this knife kook so much better.
Yes, Makiri is made in Japan by blacsmith Ikeuchi. The slimmer tip would indeed make Makiri perform better. Since it is a traditional fisherman knife, they needed a ticker spine so it could be used as a deba to cut fish on the spot if needed, and also it was supposed to be used for rougher tasks on a boat, so the thinner tip would be more prone to chipping/breaking.
May 8, 2019
I dunno, I think it look pretty kook.

Feb 29, 2020
It's really nice looking, how's it working for you?
Dec 29, 2018
That does the kanji on the handle say?
Hi, sorry for a late reply, I only saw your comment now. The main three characters on the sticker translate "Mikihisa" which is simply a brand name that the blacksmith uses for his knives, the smaller characters basically mean "Registered Trademark" (that's what we've been told as we dont speak Japanese or read kanji). Maybe a native Japanese speaker will see this and help with the answer..
Dec 28, 2018
Cuts fish, oranges and apples?!!!


Haha, golden! 😂
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