Innovation Feature: StoneBlade Kiridashi Knife

She is beauty. She is grace. She is made in Canada.

Wait. What?

For all the Made in America enthusiasts out there, you’ll have to forgive Empire Tactical USA—a made in the USA company— for the fact that this knife in particular is made in Canada. But, it’s for good reason. Empire Tactical has partnered with talented Canadian craftsmen from Origin Handcrafted Goods to develop their take on the traditional Japanese Kiridashi knife. And, bonus!, to honor International Women’s Day Origin is partly owned and operated by a woman—Kayla Penelton.

Intrigued? We thought so. Let us lay down some quick facts for you that’ll have you tip over handle for this beautiful knife in no time.

  1. It’s made from 1095 carbon steel.
  2. It has an approximate hardness rating of 61 HRC for a striking balance between edge retention and durability.
  3. It features asymmetrical hollow grind, so it’s especially crafted for your knife-wielding hand.

The StoneBlade Kiridashi Knife is up for grabs on Kickstarter and already has a passionate backer base. This knife is part of a collaborative Stoneblade Series that will only be available via Kickstarter, so if you’re falling for this lady’s curves and her cutting wit don’t wait to show her some love. Support this project now and get your knife by May. The campaign ends March 31.