No one is better known or respected than the Japanese for their wood joinery and precision craftsmanship. A tool they rely on is worth a second look by anyone who works with wood. With its unique curved blade shaped like a Japanese sword, this Japanese Carpenter's Knife allows precise carving and cutting of wood, and is great for everything from cutting insulation to size, to woodworking, carpentry or camping. It has a high-strength, hardened steel blade and plated steel handle which will stand the test of time. Which explains why this knife has been the preferred pocketknife of Japanese craftsmen for a century.