Ariake II with Black G-10

Product Description for Ariake II with Black G-10

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104019
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 10.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.4 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Hand contoured black G-10
Sheath: Boltaron 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's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
The Ariake II is Kikuo's most recent evolution of his favorite semi-drop point knife. It illustrates his love for the outdoors. The OU-31 semi stainless steel (Kikuo's favorite blade steel) semi-drop point blade features a high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind with a full-length swedge. Generous jimping on the spine provides a secure area for the thumb to guide the blade. A choil just past the cutting edge allows you to choke up on the blade for detail work, while the guard prevents fingers from sliding up onto the cutting edge.
Hand contoured black G-10 gives a tactile feel to the knife and is comfortable in any grip. The Ariake II (meaning Dawn in Japanese) is a companion built to perform no matter where your adventure takes you. Don't leave home without it!
Accompanied by hand fitted Boltaron sheath with DOTS belt clip.

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