Kakuri Marking Gauge, Single Blade
The Kakuri Marking Gauges (Kebiki Dai) are used to lay out straight lines parallel to the edge of your work. They provide a far more precise, accurate line on your stock than does using a pencil.
Unlike Western marking gauges, the cutter of the Kebiki is sharpened with only a single bevel. This give a very clean line without any tearing of the grain. The blades are made from high carbon tool steel and the bodies from best quality Japanese White Oak.
The Kakuri Kebiki is used for scoring lines parallel to a straight edge. It is also quite useful for layout work of many types of joints, including dovetail and box joints.