SharpEdge Makiri Hocho Hammer Fixed Blade
SharpEdge Makiri Hocho Hammer Fixed Blade
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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

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Manadono
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Nov 17, 2019
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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 🙂
Nov 17, 2019
BigEdMustapha
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Sep 9, 2019
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massdrop01
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May 12, 2019
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Thought I read “harakiri” at first 😀
May 12, 2019
Orion13
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May 8, 2019
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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
Kavik
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May 8, 2019
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Sounds like you're looking for a completely different knife....
May 8, 2019
sharpedge
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May 9, 2019
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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.
May 9, 2019
BobAZ
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Feb 13, 2019
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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.
Feb 13, 2019
sharpedge
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SharpEdge
Feb 13, 2019
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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
EPEE
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Feb 13, 2019
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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.
Feb 13, 2019
sharpedge
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SharpEdge
Feb 13, 2019
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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.
Feb 13, 2019
Orion13
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May 8, 2019
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I dunno, I think it look pretty kook.
May 8, 2019
TheUsualSuspect91
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Feb 1, 2019
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Feb 1, 2019
Timberland88
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Dec 29, 2018
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That does the kanji on the handle say?
Dec 29, 2018
sharpedge
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SharpEdge
Feb 13, 2019
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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..
Feb 13, 2019
RayF
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Dec 28, 2018
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Cuts fish, oranges and apples?!!!

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Dec 28, 2018
sharpedge
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SharpEdge
Feb 12, 2019
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Haha, golden! 😂
Feb 12, 2019
Justcalmdown06
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Dec 27, 2018
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Should probably mention how to care for high carbon steel in the description... I’m sure some people will get hot and bothered when they get it wet, don’t dry it well and then it comes out of the sheath rusty.
Dec 27, 2018
RayF
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Feb 12, 2019
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Laxative? Hmm...that explains that.
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Feb 12, 2019
14themoney
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May 12, 2019
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It's a laxative? No shit?
May 12, 2019
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