HAIKU - the Japanese knife with the honoki wood handle.
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What does HAIKU mean?
The haiku is a highly artistic form of poetry, developed among the noble classes of japan in the 16th century. Translated literally it means "witticism". The meter and content of a haiku are "sharpen to a fine edge".
It is written in a three-lined stanza. contains precisely seventeen syllabes, and often relays a razor-sharp critique of current issues.
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In Japan, the art of the sword smith has a long tradition. Today HAIKU knives are manufactured in small Japanese knife factories out of high-grade modern steel. Borrowing from an ancient method, a bamboo peg ("mekugi") is inserted from the side into every HAIKU knife where the tang and handle are jointed for added stability.
To this day, traditionnal sword smiths in japan use this-tested technique when crafting swords like those once used by the samurai of medieval Japan.