Traditional Japanese Folding Pocket Knife - Damascus Cocobolo Wood Handle

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$158 AUD $195 AUD
This traditionally made Japanese Damascus folding pocket knife consists of a hardened stainless steel core and is laminated between multiple layers (Damascus pattern) of a softer stainless steel. The hard core allows the knife to have a sharp edge while the folded softer steel is laminated to give support to the blade. This pocket knife is beautifully constructed in a style that has been used for more than a hundred years. It has a Cocobolo wood handle and hardened stainless steel body. The locking mechanism is simple and effective. The lever tang prevents the blade from folding backwards and allows for a user friendly experience.

Hikari is famous for their beautiful knife design and quality. Please note that there's been a recent price increase for this knife as the demand has been higher than usual and due to existing lack of high quality materials and craftsmen.

"Cocobolo is a tropical hardwood of the tree Dalbergia retusa from Central America. Only the heartwood is used: this is typically orange or reddish-brown in color, often with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood. The sapwood (not often used) is a creamy yellow, with a sharp boundary with the heartwood. The heartwood is known to change color after being cut, lending to its appeal.

Cocobolo is oily in look and feel. This oil lends a strong, unmistakable floral odour even to well seasoned wood and occasionally stains the hands with prolonged exposure. Standing up well to repeated handling and exposure to water, a common use is in gun grips and knife handles. It is very hard, fine textured and dense, but is easily machined, although due to the abundance of natural oils, the wood tends to clog abrasives and fine-toothed saw blades, like other very hard, very dense tropical woods. Due to its density and hardness, even a large block of the cut wood will produce a clear musical tone if struck. Cocobolo can be polished to a lustrous, glassy finish. The high natural oil content of the wood makes it difficult to achieve a strong glue joint, and can inhibit the curing of some varnishes, particularly oil based finishes." - Source: Wikipedia

At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service. Our shipping policy has been developed to provide a fast, safe and environmentally sustainable shopping experience for all of our customers.

We are NOT a drop-shipping company and hold all of our stock in Sydney. We dispatch every weekday, and we are usually able to dispatch orders received before 1.30pm on the same day. If you urgently require your purchase to be dispatched on the day you order it we suggest that you call us or be sure to select express shipping at checkout to ensure we prioritise your parcel.

Shipping Charges:

We have revised our logistics systems to offer the best possible postage price to our customers. All prices are in $AUD. Dispatch within 24hrs of purchase.

Within Australia:

Regular Post: $8.00, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Express Post: $14.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Some thin and light items are able to be shipped at a letter rate of $3 (replacement saw blades, small rulers, abrasives and non slip mats, for example). Please note that letter rates are regular post only (no express) and are not available with tracking.

Within New Zealand:

We are now able to offer our New Zealand customers $15 flat-rate shipping on orders under 2kg.  For orders heavier than 2kg the following rates apply:

<2kg: $15

3kg: $24

4kg: $28

5kg: $32

Prices to Canada and US:

 

Express Courier International:

Estimated Delivery Time - 3-5 Business Days (to metro areas of major cities)

Flat Rate - AU$30 on orders up to 2kg (4.4lbs)

For orders over this weight:

<3kg: $56

<4kg: $63.40

<5kg: $70.75

For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at info@japanesetools.com.au

Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.

Delivery Times:

From the date of dispatch we expect the following delivery times within Australia:

Regular Post: Within 3-5 business days (metro areas) or 4-8 busines days (remote areas)

Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 3-6 business days (remote areas)

Plastic-free Policy:

Japanese Tools Australia is an environmentally conscious company and we endeavour to eliminate plastics in as many parts of our business as possible. Your purchase will be shipped in recycleable non-plastic materials, and we re-use cardboard and paper wherever possible in our shipping process.

Exceptions to plastic-free policy:

Unfortunately, we are required to dispatch some express items in pre-paid satchels and in such circumstances we have no choice but to use a plastic satchel. Please keep in mind these satchels are 100% recyclable. Our suppliers also use plastic in their packaging of some products, and we do not remove these protective measures before shipping. We are considering strategies to eliminate these two remaining sources of plastic in our shipping process. As many of our items are hand-made, they do not arrive to us or to you with extraneous packaging, though this is not the case for all of our products.

Breakage in shipping policy:

We pack our shipments in specialised materials to ensure that our customers find them in the same condition that we send them. If you receive your products in a damaged condition, please email info@japanesetools.com.au with your order number and photos of the condition of the products within a week of collection. If an item is deemed to have been damaged in transit we will replace it with like kind at no extra shipping cost to the customer.

If you are unhappy with the condition of your product and it has not been damaged in transit, please refer to our returns and exchanges policy. 

We stand behind the quality of our tools. If a tool is found to be faulty or damaged in transit, we will verify the issue with you, and offer a refund or exchange when the problem is brought to our attention within 30 days from purchase. If problems arise outside of this period this policy will apply at our discretion. Where a refund or exchange is agreed upon, we will mail you a paid addressed bag to return your items, verify their condition once we receive them, and then process a refund or mail the new item.

If a tool is purchased as a present or the purchaser changes their mind, we will exchange for stock of equal value or store credit when we are contacted within 2 weeks of the purchase. We ask that the customer covers the cost of shipping in these instances. We will take a payment for shipping over the phone, send you a paid addressed envelope, verify the goods' condition once we receive them, and then mail the new item.

If a tool is damaged through improper use, we encourage you to contact us. We may not be able to exchange the tool, but may be able to offer advice on technique or recommend a more appropriate tool. Where possible, we encourage our cutomers to ask us questions about our tools' use before they purchase them. We can be contacted at info@japanesetools.com.au or 02 9527 3870.

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06/09/2018

Exquisite to behold

The beauty of the blade betrays a high degree of craftsmanship. Finely detailed and exquisite to behold, it exudes a feeling of quality. The knife is very sharp out of the box, comfortable to hold and has a smooth action and tight lock. By far the best value for owning a first piece of Damascus! I could not be happier with my purchase.

LW
Liam W.
04/03/2018

Quality and beauty

I echo what has been said. The quality of the workmanship is wonderful. One does not see such dedication to craftsmanship very often anymore. I add that the packaging and care taken in the shipping reflect the love of good tools from this company. Everyone should experience a knife like this once in their life and hand it down as a prized possession to their heirs.

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Rod
04/03/2018
Japanese Tools Australia

Hi Rod, We're thrilled that you're as pleased with the pocket knife as we are - we're particularly proud of this item. Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope the craftsmanship of this knife brings you and your heirs joy for many years to come. Kind regards, The JTA Team

01/21/2018

Outstanding

Beautifully balanced fold knife with superb grip and well structured opening and closing mechanism. Wonderful blade shape resilient edge.

LC
Louis C.
03/09/2017

Attention to detail

This is the second one of these knives that I have purchased.A beautifully simple design that is made with great quality in components and the attention to detail is faultless. What a great, well made knife; thanks again, John.

JN
John N.
03/07/2017

Great knife and service

Love the knife just what I needed.

TG
The g.

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06/09/2018

Exquisite to behold

The beauty of the blade betrays a high degree of craftsmanship. Finely detailed and exquisite to behold, it exudes a feeling of quality. The knife is very sharp out of the box, comfortable to hold and has a smooth action and tight lock. By far the best value for owning a first piece of Damascus! I could not be happier with my purchase.

LW
Liam W.
04/03/2018

Quality and beauty

I echo what has been said. The quality of the workmanship is wonderful. One does not see such dedication to craftsmanship very often anymore. I add that the packaging and care taken in the shipping reflect the love of good tools from this company. Everyone should experience a knife like this once in their life and hand it down as a prized possession to their heirs.

R
Rod
04/03/2018
Japanese Tools Australia

Hi Rod, We're thrilled that you're as pleased with the pocket knife as we are - we're particularly proud of this item. Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope the craftsmanship of this knife brings you and your heirs joy for many years to come. Kind regards, The JTA Team

01/21/2018

Outstanding

Beautifully balanced fold knife with superb grip and well structured opening and closing mechanism. Wonderful blade shape resilient edge.

LC
Louis C.
03/09/2017

Attention to detail

This is the second one of these knives that I have purchased.A beautifully simple design that is made with great quality in components and the attention to detail is faultless. What a great, well made knife; thanks again, John.

JN
John N.
03/07/2017

Great knife and service

Love the knife just what I needed.

TG
The g.