Pronounced shaw-sa which means “to split”. Its apparent why the name suits the knife when you hold it in your hand.
This is a fairly large knife with a blade length of 300mm and 8mm in thickness. The slightly cranked handle combined with the weight forward design give the knife a seemingly effortless splitting abillity. With the pommel countering the weight of the blade in a forward grip it is well balanced while a rearward grip allows all the weight and energy to be brought to bear. This knife was designed as a large camp knife to be used for shelter building and processing firewood.