Pathfinder with Green Micarta (OU-31)

Product Description for Pathfinder with Green Micarta (OU-31)

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100095
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.30 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 9.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Sculpted green canvs Micarta set on a full tang
Sheath: Kydex sheath with belt clip
Description: Renowned Japanese knifemaker Kikuo 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. He learned grinding techniques working in his father's workshop in Seki, grinding blades for production knife makers. Over the years, Kikuo'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. It features Kiku's high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind along with his non-reflective disruptive acid finish. He designed this knife as the perfect knife for general use outdoors. The handle provides a superior, non-grip finish. The thumb area is notched for a sure, comfortable grip. The green Micarta handle is carved and set on the substantial full tang.
Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with belt clip. Exceptional work throughout!

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