Ginan with Sculpted Micarta (OU-31 San Mai)

Product Description for Ginan with Sculpted Micarta (OU-31 San Mai)

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105294
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 6.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 san mai (OUS) stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Sculpted black Micarta
Sheath: Kydex sheath with 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. He learned grinding techniques working in his father's workshop in Seki, grinding blades for production knife makers. Over the years, Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Ginan was a design collaboration between Kikuo-san and Jason Davis (SWAT/Sniper Team Leader). Ginan is based on their earlier renowned collaboration, the Southern Cross special service knife.
The blade is 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. It features Kiku's high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind along with his non-reflective disruptive acid finish.
An ergonomically sculpted and hand contoured black canvas micarta grip completes this refined daily carry. 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 a 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 DOTS belt clip.
Excellent work throughout!

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