Hayate with Black Micarta - OUS

Product Description for Hayate with Black Micarta - OUS

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103195
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 14.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.2 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OUS san mai - OU-31 at the core, surrounded by stainless 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. His father ran a small workshop in Seki, grinding blades for production knife makers. Kiku joined his father's business at 15 years old and learned the grinding technique from his father. Over the years, Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Hayate means "Gale" (gentle storm) in Japanese. This Hayate is handmade by Kikuo and shows his skill at its best. The blade is formed from an OU-31 san mai (OUS). It combines an OU-31 stain resistant tool steel core with AUS-6 stainless steel cladding. 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 high performance Hamaguri (convex) grind for a long lasting, precision cutting edge along with his non-reflective disruptive acid finish.
The handle scales are made from black canvas Micarta carved for traction and comfort while carrying or using. Expertly placed jimping on the spine provides extra traction for the thumb while Kikuo’s unique lanyard setup ensures extra retention in hand. Jimping at the pommel provides a perfect icepick grip.
Hayate is a reliable companion to depend on in any adventure!

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