Rimakiri with OD Green Micarta (OUS - OU-31 San Mai)

Product Description for Rimakiri with OD Green Micarta (OUS - OU-31 San Mai)

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106293
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.60 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.12 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OUS san mai - OU-31 at the core, surrounded by stainless steel -- with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: OD green canvas Micarta
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.
The Rimakiri will make an exceptional hunting and skinning knife. The wide belly is perfect for game processing. This is one of Kiku's thinnest models and will be a high performance slicer!
The 4-1/2 inch blade is an OU-31 san mai (OUS) with Kikuo's disruptive acid finish. An OU-31 stain resistant tool steel core is combined 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 Kikuo's high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind.
Green Micarta handle scales are hand contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. The lanyard setup provides excellent retention. The thin handle feels great in the hand and will be easy to carry on the belt.
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.
Exceptional work throughout!

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