A head knife is one of the most versatile tools you’ll own and is capable of cutting, paring and skiving. It is often the displayed as the iconic leatherworking tool. The long edge can be rolled across a workpiece resulting in a clean, straight cut. When paring, you’ll have a lot of sharp blade edge to work with and less trips to the whetstone.
Choose between the full round knife or the quarter knife to suit your cutting preferences.
The arc of our head knife extends beyond 180 degrees for greater utility. The quarter round knife also extends beyond 90 degrees.
For best results when doing a rolling cut, put a poly or a poundo board underneath instead of a green cutting mat. A head knife should be carefully and constantly sharpened for both safety and ease of use. Mastering the technique and learning to sharpen a head knife is a long process but well worth the effort.
Quarter Knife Dimensions
Overall length 6.75″
Overall width 3″
Thickness at back 1/8″ (3mm)
Thickness before blade bevel 3/64″ (1mm)
Shipment Arriving in December
All orders placed by November 10th will arrive in our next shipment in early December. It will include our more popular sizes and configurations of each item.
The award winning tool company, Doldokki has been innovating and modernizing tool designs in Korea since 2007. Founded by an automotive designer, they quickly established a reputation for high quality, beautiful tools.
These sleek, ergonomic tools use a variety of exotic hardwoods include ebony, rosewood, cocobolo and Lignum Vitae. The range of woods used helps to give each hand made tool more unique characteristics. They are made from SKD11 (D2) steel that is masterfully hardened to 60 Rc and shaped to its final dimensions. The semi-stainless finish and greater hardness ensures better wear and retention of sharp edges.
Each tool is hand-made in short production runs and comes ready to use immediately for your leather crafting needs.