Makiri is a multi-purpose Japanese outdoor knife, used for various tasks by any outdoor enthusiast. It is also a preferred knife of professional barmen who use it to carve out ice blocks for whiskey and other drinks.
Traditionally it was made for Japanese fishermen who use it to cut up fish, ropes and etc. The Makiri will handle all utility tasks on deck and ashore.
A traditional single bevel blade is forged in high-carbon Shirogami #2 white steel. The hardness of the blade is approximately 61-62 HRC and it is designed for a more demanding user who knows how to handle and maintain it, as it will develop a patina.
From: Seki,Gifu prefecture