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Product Description for Cyclone
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90385
Blade length: 4.40 in.
Total length: 8.80 in.
Blade width: 1.40 in.
Blade thickness: 0.20 in.
Item weight: 7.76 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: OU-31 semi-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
Style: Fixed Blade
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 technique from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
The Cyclone is the compact version of Kiku's Hurricane model. This model's aggressive style is achieved by a reinforced Hamaguri-ba (convex) tip transitioning into a hollow ground, recurve primary cutting edge. A flat ground swedge and disruptive acid finish come together to form a stout, yet compact fighter. Jimping on the spine gives the user the option to place the thumb in whatever position appropriate for the technique used. The handle does not leave any exposed area to employ disarming techniques, leaving only the blade exposed when grasped in an ice-pick or hammer-style grip. A lanyard hole in the pommel allows for an extra bit of security should the user choose. The sculpted black micarta scales are comfortable and provide a superbly secure grip. An easily concealable, whirlwind of punishment ready for any questionable "social situation" you may unexpectedly be confronted with.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.
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