Buster Racing

Product Description for Buster Racing

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $730.00
Item num: 102311
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 13.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.55 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 14.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.2 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba and flat ground OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Contoured canvas Micarta set on a full tang with a paracord retainer
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. Kiku joined his father's business at 15 years old and learned grinding technique from his father. Over the decades, Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
The Buster Racing is handmade shows Kikuo's skill at its best. The Buster Racing is lighter and longer than the original Buster Blade. It is deceptively nimble for its size. The OU-31 tool steel (Kiku's favorite 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 (convex) grind with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish. Retaining paracord and thumb notches ensure a secure grip. A nicely rounded and contoured Micarta grip completes this refined workhorse. Buster Racing by Kiku Knives is a dependable companion to rely on in any adventure!
Accompanied by a hand fitted Kydex sheath with a DOTS belt clip. Exceptional work throughout!


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