Product Description for Kingfisher II
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92647
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 10.83 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 7.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Flat ground D2 tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Black G10 scales 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 technique from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
The Kingfisher II is the evolved model of the renowned Kingfisher. It features a slight recurve to the flat ground D2 blade with a long false edge. Like the Kingfisher, the original design intent was a utilitarian fishing knife for Kiku to take with him on his many fishing trips, though it has gained tremendous popularity quick and nimble tactical knife. The thinner 4mm (for Kiku's knives) blade stock, elongated swedge, perfectly placed choil, balance, blade length and low profile footprint made it an excellent choice as a small to mid-sized fighter. The 6-1/4 inch, flat ground D2 tool steel blade provides ample length to tackle a wide variety of tasks. The jimped spine has a slight swayback, giving the user very precise control of the tip. It is quite impressive how much extra dexterity such a subtle detail adds to this knife. Whether you are fishing, camping, or out in the field, this knife is a prime example of Kiku Knives' multi-functional versatility.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days