Shinonome with Stacked Black/Grey G-10 (OU-31)

Product Description for Shinonome with Stacked Black/Grey G-10 (OU-31)

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106603
Blade length: 5.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.90 in.
Total length: 11.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.28 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.16 in.
Item weight: 14.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.8 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Hand contoured grey/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 the grinding technique from his father. Over the years, Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Shinonome is a medium size fighting knife that would double as an exceptional heavy duty knife for the outdoors. The slightly recurved blade is made from Kiku’s personal favorite, OU-31 stain resistant tool steel, and features his hamaguri-ba (convex) grind. A fuller travels along the flats on each side of the blade.
Handle scales are black/grey G-10. They are carved for traction and comfort while carrying or using. Aggressive jimping on the spine and back of the knife provide excellent traction in a variety of grips. The paracord lanyard setup provides extra security in hand.
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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