EDC Utility Tool
EDC Utility Tool
The Horse EDC Utility Tool is based off a traditional Japanese style utility knife called the Kiridashi. Its has a safety chisel bevel that ends with a flat 1/64 edge. This allows you to carry it in your pocket or on your key chain safely without worry of poking or cutting. We use it as a box opener, pry tool, scraper, scribe and admire it as a genuinely beautiful object. With its geometric angles and a soft tumbled surface it feels great in the hand.
Cut from the same 52100 High carbon blade steel used in our knives, this little guy packs a punch. Heat treated for maximum toughness at 58C Rockwell it will virtually never wear out.
It can also be honed down to a razor sharp edge for cutting leather, wood, cardboard or used as a general purpose silly sharp tool.
Each tool is made 100% in house. We stamp the face of the tool with the HORSE logo using our 10 ton hydraulic press. Each opener is drilled and has a chamfered through hole that easily sides on your key chain. After the heat treatment process they go into the stone tumbler and then are finished by hand.
Not only is this a super functional tool but its a beautiful object to compliment your key ring. It will take a beautiful patina over time. The oils from your hand and the buffing from the cloth in your pocket means its care free and good to go. Take it with you wherever your adventures take you.
Dims: 1/8" x 1 x 1.5"
A kiridashi s a type of utility knife originating in Japan. It is characterized by its completely straight, chisel-grind edge, usually set at an angled to the handle and spine. This angle can be nearly horizontal, or steep like a chef's knife. This allows a great deal of leverage at the edge and tip. Traditionally they are entirely one piece of steel with no scales or handle around the tang, but some have cord wrappings to aid with grip.
Kiridashi were traditionally used by woodcarvers, and by artists or scribes for cutting paper and preparing writing/painting implements. They later become common items carried by children to school for sharping pencils and general use as a utility knife for art projects. This practice later faded away as modern writing implements and computers become the norm, as well as the general removal of knives from school environments for fear of injury or use as a weapon.