As a follow on from this post: A Pair of Kiridashis I thought I would post up about each participants Kiridashi as it shows such a great variety of style in such a simple design.
Some gave specifications of their kiridashi but some didn't so I'll only be able to include details where possible.
Smokepole / - It's made from 5160 carbon steel - essentially a spring steel, used in the leaf springs of amongst others Land Cruiser and Mercedes suspensions. Stock is 1/4" (6mm) thick, blade is just a smidgen under 3" long, high hollow grind, OAL is 6.7", "scales" are thin orange G10 micarta, rivets/pins are from 316 stainless steel. It weighs in at about 2.6 ounces....
Justa1098 / - 3mm o1. 2 days in ferric and then fiddled with a little...
Kris J / - Forged from a horseshoe with 01 laminated cutting edge
Vincent Vega - O1, Box wood handle
Remy B - Forged C75 (aka 1075 carbon steel)
Resin soaked TsukaMaki
Stuart Mitchell - 160mm overall with a 60mm cutting edge, steel is 4mm stock 67 layered Suminagashi...
Cybertrix - The material is 5mm thick 420 stainless steel as that is what I was working with when the KITH came up. The overall length is 185mm or 7 1/4 inches and the handle is 26mm wide or 1 inch.
Camperman - The blade is O1
GHEzell - Wrought iron with a W2 edge.
Ru Titley - 5mm 01 tool steel , all over ferric etch and stone-wash. stonewashed Silver twill G-10 over orange G-10 liners and ally tubes with a CF pattern foliage gray Holstex sheath .
LarsMJ - Steel is 316 stainless laminate and old file steel ( lots of carbon ......) - and finally some of my silk tsuka ito was used for a knife .....( I bought it back in 1994 when I thought that I was going to make a japanese sword ....
and last of all, mine.