Product Description for Blizzard
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96452
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 14.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 19 oz.
Blade: Compound ground OU-31 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved OD green 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. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Blizzard shows Kikuo's skill at its best. The OU-31 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 Kikuo's famous compound grind -- a high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind at the front and a hollow grind toward the handle. Kikuo's compound grind brings together a very strong edge with a precision cutting edge. The blade features a non-reflective disruptive acid finish.
Carved canvas Micarta scales are set on a substantial full tang. Jimping on the thumb ramp and at the end of the handle provides a wide variety of grips. A crusher at the end of the handle has an integral lanyard hole.
Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok belt clip. Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days