Product Description for Hasinau Kamui
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92963
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 13.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.8 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved 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 OU-31 stain resistant tool steel blade will have exceptional edge holding. OU-31 is a Japanese PM (powdered metallurgical) steel with micro fine crystalline structure that embodies many of the best attributes needed for knives. The steel is hardened to 64 Hrc (very hard!) and has more than 3 times the toughness of D2. The blade features Kiku's high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind along with his non-reflective disruptive acid finish. He designed this knife as the perfect hunting knife an it easily achieves his goal. The thumb area is fileworked for a sure, comfortable grip. The black G10 handle is carved and set on the substantial full tang.
Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok belt clip. Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days