Crux Skinner

Product Description for Crux Skinner

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102303
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.33 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.0 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved black canvas micarta set on a full tang
Sheath: Kydex sheath with DOTS 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. Kikuo joined his father's knife grinding studio at 15 years old and learned grinding techniques from his father. Over the decades, Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Crux Skinner is a collaboration knife with L.A. Police, SWAT/Sniper Jason Davis. Davis and Kikuo worked together to create the most practical skinning design. After field testing some prototypes on a boar hunt, Kikuo has created the Crux Skinner.
The gracefully recurved blade is OU-31 stain resistant tool steel (Kiku’s favorite steel) and Kiku's signature disruptive acid finish. The recurve shape extends the length of cutting edge beyond the overall length of the blade and enhances cutting efficiency. The hamaguri-ba (convex) ground blade ensures a keen, long lasting edge with lots of strength behind it. An upswept tip gives optimal control.
An ergonomically sculpted and hand contoured black canvas micarta grip completes this refined skinner. The finger choil provides a non-slip grip, even when hands get wet. Adding a paracord lanyard can provide an even stronger grip. This bold design is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a tough, dependable knife in a smaller format that will stand up to the rigors of everyday use.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath with belt clip.

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