The Wright – File Steel Kiridashi (Midsize)

$145.00 CAD


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Based on the Japanese Kiridashi knife, this is our take on a compact and versatile pocket knife.

Specs: It measures approximately 12cm from tip to tail, with a cutting edge that is 5.1cm long and a 3mm spine thickness

This knife begins as an old steel file. Vintage steel files are made from quality high-carbon steel, perfect for knives due to their excellent durability and edge retention.

We start by cutting the rough shape of The Wright out of the file. After the rough shape is finished, we bring the blade to life.

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

This blade fits tight in the hand and is highly maneuverable, making it ideal for use in the outdoors.

The steel holds a sharp and durable edge and will cut or slice with ease.

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

With its compact size and sturdy build, this is an excellent every-day pocket knife that will hold up for decades.

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. Be aware of your local knife laws.


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.

Crafted To Your Needs And Preferences

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you ensure the quality of your product?

We will use responsible, sustainable materials whenever possible. We will build everything to last a lifetime. You will find joy in the goods you buy. We will stand by what we create. We test everything before we send it to you.

How long will it take my product to arrive?

Current production time for rings is 6 - 8 weeks, plus shipping time. Our Priority Manufacturing upgrade speeds things up and gets a ring made in 21 days or less. Please contact us for details. 

How can I contact you?

You can contact us:

Phone number: (204) 467-9023
Email at:
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 334, Balmoral, MB R0C 0H0

Physical Address: 
5154 85N, Balmoral, MB R0C 0H0

How to take care knife?

Each Origin Handcrafted knife is made with great care, and with the same treatment at home they can develop their own unique character over time, and last for decades.

- Clean your knife often and thoroughly.

- Keep your knife dry. 

- Store your knife carefully.

- Keep your knife sharp

How do I track my order?

Once an order is shipped an email is automatically sent to the email address provided on your order. Orders can be tracked by clicking the appropriate link in the shipment email. If we don't have an email address on file or if you did not receive an email shipment notification please check your order history for shipment information. Please make sure emails from us are not blocked.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Matt Wright
The Wright - file steel kiridashi

Ordered this knife direct from website, with the understanding they make to order, so I was prepared for a wait. Very impressed with quality and grind. And the sheath is nice too.


The Wright


The Wright

The Wright

A superb kiridashi, almost a work of steel handyman art with a beautiful, thick leather pocket sheath/case that almost looks like a dark, rich wood. Nice right-hand grind for me, very sharp. Just a little acorn stamp on the case and that's it for markings. Pretty darn sweet.

Eloy Amador

The Wright