Aogita Camp and Trail Knife with Black G-10 (OUS - OU-31 San Mai)

Product Description for Aogita Camp and Trail Knife with Black G-10 (OUS - OU-31 San Mai)

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105950
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.40 in.
Total length: 10.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.33 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 11.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 15 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OUS san mai - OU-31 at the core, surrounded by stainless steel -- with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Hand contoured black G-10 set on a full tang
Sheath: Sunloid KD 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. Kikuo joined his father's business at 15 years old and learned grinding techniques from his father. Over the years, Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Aogita means "Cold North Wind" in Japanese. Kikuo's Aogita is a high performance camp and trail knife. It is handmade by Kikuo and shows his skill at its best. The blade is 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.
Handle scales are black G-10, hand contoured for traction and comfort while carrying and using. Expertly placed jimping on the spine provides extra traction for the thumb. A hole in the extended tang and ricasso allows a lanyard to be added for extra retention. Jimping at the pommel provides a perfect icepick grip.
This knife is accompanied by a custom Sunloid KD acrylic-pvc sheath. A DOTS belt clip makes it easy to keep this knife close at hand. A custom ferro rod for starting fires is included with the sheath.
The Aogita Camp and Trail Knife is a reliable companion to depend on in any adventure!

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