The Wright – File Steel Kiridashi (Small)

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Based on the Japanese Kiridashi knife, this is a smaller version of The Wright. It measures approximately 4” in length, with a cutting edge just under 2” long.

We start by cutting the rough shape of The Wright out of an old steel file. These vintage files are an excellent source of high-carbon steel, which holds an excellent edge while being highly durable.

After the rough shape is complete, we’re ready to bring the blade to life.

The Wright is taken over to our grinder and worked by hand. Sparks fly, and the beautiful shape emerges. After careful shaping and grinding, each blade is finished by sharpening on a wet stone.

Despite its small size, The Wright fits comfortably in the hand and is extremely adept at cutting and slicing.

The rugged build is perfectly suited for hard work even in extreme conditions. And the compact size makes it a joy to carry, whether you’re in the backwoods or the backyard.

A handcrafted vegetable-tan leather sheath provides the perfect storage for this knife.

These knives have an asymmetrical grind, so they are not ambidextrous. Refer to the ordering notes below for instructions on getting a right or left-handed blade.

Must be 18 years or older to purchase. Know your local knife laws.


Ordering Notes
Please order the knife according to the hand you’ll use to hold it. They are crafted with an asymmetric hollow grind, so they’re not ambidextrous.
Our blades are made with high carbon steel. This steel is known for its edge retention and durability. However, unlike stainless steel these blades will naturally oxidize over time and gain a beautiful patina.

Care must be taken to prevent corrosion or rust on the blade. Click here for information on how to care for your Origin Handcrafted knife.
Our knives are designed with everyday use in mind and come with an Everyday Structural Guarantee. If for some reason our knives fail to perform as they should, we will replace or repair them at no cost to you. Note that this guarantee does not apply if the knife has been misused or improperly cared for.

To ensure your knife lasts as long (and longer) than you do, follow the steps outlined in our Knife Care section.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
The Wright

Outstanding quality and craftsmanship! I could not ask for a better product! Quick delivery as well!

Lincoln Dickson

The Wright

Jenna Hess
The Wright

My husband loves his gift! He brags about it all the time, and everyone who sees it loves it.

The Wright

I'm delighted with Kiridashi. I gave it to my friend who cuts a lot of paper, cardboard, string and other material that she uses in her work. She is delighted and no longer parted with it. Thank you for your work it is also a beautiful object.

The Wright

Absolutely stunning craftsmanship and attention to detail. The best tools feel like an extension of your body and this is no exception. Beautiful to look at and even more satisfying to use, I know that this knife will be a fine companion for the rest of my life. Thank you so much!

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Everything we make at Origin Handcrafted is created with care, attention, and (most importantly) love.

Why does love matter? Because in a mass-produced world, we believe it's important that the things you buy have love built right into them.

Our goal is for you to love what you own, and that you own it for a lifetime.

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