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Product Description for Musasabi
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90193
Blade length: 6.37 in.
Total length: 11.62 in.
Blade width: 1.35 in.
Blade thickness: 0.18 in.
Item weight: 11.04 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.64 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba SHSS (Super Hard Stainless Steel) with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved canvas Micarta set on a full tang
Sheath: Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok belt clip
Description: Renowned Japanese knifemaker Kiku Matsuda has been grinding blades for over 40 years and is a 5th generation knife grinder. His unique, dramatic grinds are well known throughout the knife industry. His father runs a small workshop in Seki, grinding blades for production knife makers. Kiku joined his father's business at the age of 15 and learned grinding techniques from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
The Musasabi illustrates Kiku's love for the outdoors. Named after the Japanese giant flying squirrel, this is a knife as interesting as its namesake. The SHSS (Super Hard Stainless Steel) drop point blade features a high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind with a full-length swedge. SHSS is a new steel made by Daido. It combines exceptional for corrosion resistance (sometimes compared to Spyderco's H1), but is 60 Hrc, ensuring exceptional edge holding. Generous jimping on the spine provides a secure area for the thumb to guide the blade. A choil just past the cutting edge allows the user to choke up on the blade for detail work, while a subtle guard prevents the hand from sliding up onto the cutting edge.
Carved canvas micarta gives a tactile feel to the knife and is comfortable in any grip. The flared pommel has been tapped to accept a lanyard for added security. A non-corroding companion built to perform no matter where your adventure takes you. Don't leave home without it! Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok belt clip.
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