Zubeng Forge – EXCLUSIVE XL Kiridashi


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Wrapped Rattan
Blade Steel: Hand Forged Tamahagane
Blade Length: 1  3/4″
OAL: 10″
Sheath: None

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 Zubeng Forge is a Smithy in the heart of China, Master Rich Chen uses an Ancient formula to create true Tamahagane steel for his swords and knives.  Making Tamahagane steel is a long and labor intensive process which starts with select Iron Sand and other Natural materials that are found in only a few places in the world.

Here is a video of Master Chen making Tamahagane for his Sword


  Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE DEALER for Master Rich Chen of Zubeng Forge

 Just Received ~ Direct from the Maker 

Exclusively at Fort Henry Custom Knives 

Master Chen gave me a piece of the actual Tamahagane Steel he makes ~ here is how it appears “In Process” 

 This is a Traditional Tool called a Kiri dashi – which literally translated means “to carve out”.  Very popular with Wood Carvers, Bonsai Tree artists and general home use.

This is an Extra Large Model ~ Hand Crafted from the same hand made Tamahagane steel as Master Chen uses to create his Custom Chinese swords.  

(There are some Forge Scale spots will intact on the Blade). 


Differential Heat Treat leaves the Edge hard and sharp (approx 62 Rc) – the cutting edge is approx 1  3/4″ and has a Chisel Ground shape that was hand sharpened on Water Stones until it is amazingly sharp – it provides both strength and precision cutting ability and only Stropping is recommended to maintain the edge.


This is an integral piece, approx 3/16″ Thick, the handle is wrapped with Natural Rattan and there is a Lanyard or Hanging Hole through the end. 


Hand made Steel with the Sweat and Soul of the Maker.  This is the Actual Kiri Dashi that you will receive.  

A true Traditional tool that will make you smile with its performance.


Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in


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