Jake Hoback's knife making journey began in 1990 when he would crank out knives utilizing a chunk of steel, a framing hammer and fence post nails. From there, he transitioned to working in a blacksmith shop where he solidified his love for the trade. Fast forward to 2003 where Jake started making and selling knives professionally. He has been making outstanding products ever since.
The Dashi is is one of the designs from Hoback Knives that is periodically made from time to time. It has been made from a lot of different blade materials from titanium to carbon fiber. This edition is made from CPM-S35VN and has a titanium pocket clip, lanyard hole and a chisel grind. With an overall length of 4" and weight of only 1 oz., you can carry it and never know it's there.
Kiridashi knives have their roots in Japan where their primary use as a small pocket-size utility knife was for general work. For the size and weight, there's no reason not to have one for general use, backup as a neck knife, or a dozen other uses.