Midare-Gumo with Black G-10 - Prototype

Product Description for Midare-Gumo with Black G-10 - Prototype

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106291
Blade length: 7.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.60 in.
Total length: 14.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.46 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 20.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 23.4 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Hand contoured black G10 scales 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. He was born in Seki, Japan in 1951. His unique, dramatic grinds are well known throughout the knife industry. Kikuo joined his father's knife grinding business at 15 years old and learned the grinding technique from his father. Over the years, Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary
This Midare-Gumo is a brand new prototype from Kiku. The Japanese inspired tanto blade will have exceptional edge holding. 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 Kiku's high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind along with his non-reflective disruptive acid finish.
Black G-10 handle scales are secured to the full tang using torx screws. The scales are contoured to provide a secure grip. The substantial tang offers extreme strength and durability.
This knife is accompanied by a custom Sunloid KD acrylic-pvc sheath. A DOTS belt clip is included to make it easy to keep this knife close at hand.

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