Karambit Desperado with OU-31

Product Description for Karambit Desperado with OU-31

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $570.00
Item num: 102312
Blade length: 4.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.90 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.43 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: Combined hamaguri-ba and hollow ground OU-31 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved black Micarta set on a full tang
Sheath: Kydex sheath with a 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 knifemaking business at the age of 15 and learned grinding technique from his father. Over the decades, his skill at the grinder has become legendary.
The karambit is originally from the Indonesian archipelago and has found its way throughout South East Asia. Primarily used in the ancient world as a do-it-all knife, the modern renditions of this versatile tool has steadily gained popularity and respect within the tactical world of knives in recent years. The dramatic shape, finger hole and exotic manipulation has captivated collectors, martial blade practitioners and knife enthusiasts alike.
The Kiku Knives Karambit Desperado pays homage to classic karambit elements. The OU-31 semi-stainless steel blade features Kiku's high performance Hamaguri (convex) grind at the front and a flat grind toward the handle -- combining a very strong edge with a precision cutting edge. 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. A serrated spine adds cutting capability. Jimping along the spine ensures a secure, comfortable grip. The sculpted black Micarta scales are comfortable and provide a superbly secure grip. An easily concealable, whirlwind of punishment ready for any questionable "social situation" you may unexpectedly be confronted with. Kikuo Matsuda brings this design to life with understated beauty and simplicity.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath with DOTS belt clip.


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days