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Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store

Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale

Regular price $60 Unit price  per 

Description:
The Kujira "whale" Knives are hand forged multi-purpose utility knives with a high carbon white steel inner core, and a "kurouchi" black-forged finish and handle. Their playful and imaginative whale shaped bodies and their durable edge-retentive blades are sure to make these knives a functional, conversation piece in your daily life. The Kujira knives are perfect for camping, and can whittle small objects like sharpening your pencils. From slicing off a hunk of cheese to paring fruit at a picnic to handling small tasks in the kitchen, the Kujira Knife is a useful knife to have on hand. 

(The last two picture show a 9 year old's boy first attempt at pencil sharpening under parent's supervision!) 

Round head: Sperm Whale
Spear head: Minke Whale
Downward head: Fin Whale

Variation:
Each knife is hand forged so they may show slight variation.  These knives require some extra care - please see below under 'Care Instructions'.  

History:
Yoshihiro Cutlery has specialized in handcrafted premium Japanese kitchen knives. for over 100 years.  The origins of the techniques used to create Yoshihiro knives dates back to the 14th century medieval Japan, when blacksmiths who perfected the technique of handling fire, iron, and water started making swords.  

Measurement:
6.5'' L x 1.5'' W x .12'' H
Blade length 2''

Materials:
Carbon steel

Care Instructions:
Carbon steel knives are not stainless so they are not rust proof.  Please make sure the knives are not immersed in water or left wet for any period of time.  Please keep dry to prevent rust and apply a light coat of oil occasionally.  

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee. Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store
Whale Knives - Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale - tortoise general store