These cleverly crafted, whimsical knives were designed by Tetsu Yamashita, a government certified traditional Japanese craftsman, and handmade by Tosa, a traditional Japanese knife crafting company. Asked to make a pencil sharpener with a round head, sickle maker Tetsu Yamashita produced the Sperm Whale Knife, featuring a blunt design engineered for children to sharpen their pencils – a design that inspired two other whale shaped knives for whittling and woodworking. Functional as well as playful, the Whale Knives are hand-forged from steel and can be used for various crafts or to add charm to your lineup of kitchen utensils. They are extremely sharp and must be handled with care. Choose from three adorable shapes.
Designer Tetsu Yamashita certified as a traditional Japanese craftsman in 2002
- Use for sharpening pencils, whittling, woodworking, and crafts or in the kitchen
- Give as gifts
- Extremely sharp; handle with care