Kingfisher II with Black G-10

Product Description for Kingfisher II with Black G-10

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106294
Blade length: 6.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 11.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.22 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 8.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.4 oz.
Blade: OU-31 stain resistant 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. 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 grinding techniques from his father. Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
The Kingfisher is one of the first models that Kiku designed when he first began to make his own knives. The original design intent was a utilitarian fishing knife for Kiku to take with him on his many fishing trips. When it initially gained popularity in the US, it gained a huge following as a tactical knife. The thinner (for Kiku's knives) blade stock, elongated swedge, perfectly placed choil, balance, blade length and low profile footprint made it an excellent choice as a small to mid-sized fighter. The Kingfisher II is the evolved model of the renowned Kingfisher.
The blade is OU-31 stain resistant tool steel (Kikuo’s favorite steel) with Kikuo's signature disruptive acid finish. The flat ground blade has a slight recurve for additional cutting power. Jimping along the spine and tang provide plenty of traction.
Black-G10 handle scales are sculpted to provide a slip resistant grip and secured to the full tang using torx screws. The lanyard setup makes the knife difficult to drop by accident if breaking down fish on a boat or near the riverbed. This knife is sure to be a favorite carry regardless if fishing for the day or taking a stroll in the crowded city.
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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