Kogatana - Tool for working bamboo
Le kogatana or "petit saber" in French ("ko" means "small") is a small very sharp Japanese knife which can be very useful to you for working with bamboo. It is a fixed blade knife.
This Kogatana model is curved for a better grip.
You can use it mainly for 3 things:
- Refine the bamboo strips into very thin strips, less than 1 mm thick
- Divide the bamboo strips into narrower strips
- Remove the knot from the bamboo canes to give them a smooth appearance
Formerly the kogatana had many uses: prune, cut, and it also served as a weapon.
Be careful, the blade of the kogatana is very sharp. It is strongly recommended to put protections to use it.
Dimensions of the Kogatana
|Blade length||6,5 cm|
|Total length||19 cm|