The kugihiki is for flush-cutting projections, such as tenon wedges, drawbore pegs, or screw plugs, without damaging the adjacent surface. Its blade is flexible to bend flat against the work yet rigid enough for good control. There is no tooth set, so you can approach work from either direction in confined space. Essentially the same as the kugihiki but with set teeth, the crosscut kataba cuts a kerf of 0.028" and is perfect for docking dowelling, moldings and small dimension stock to length.
Both saws have 6" of standard fleam-tipped teeth at 17 tpi to cut quickly but leave a smooth finish. Folded length is about 8-1/4". A delight to use, these are excellent trimming saws.