Asuka Tanto with Black G-10 (OU-31)

Product Description for Asuka Tanto with Black G-10 (OU-31)

Maker: Kiku Knives (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108037
Blade length: 11.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 11.00 in.
Total length: 16.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.53 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.37 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.37 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 29.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 34.2 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba ground OU-31 stain resistant tool 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.
The Asuka is a massive knife inspired by the traditional Japanese tanto. The blade is a 11-1/2 inches long and a whopping .37 inches thick at the spine. This knife has tremendous presence from the moment you pick it up. The blade is OU-31 stain resistant tool steel, and features Kikuo's hamaguri-ba (convex) grind for strength and durability. The OU-31 semi-stainless tool steel 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.
Black G-10 handle scales are set on the full tang with torx screws. This allows the scales to be removed if cleaning or maintenance is needed. The hand sculpted handle is very comfortable and provides plenty of tactile grip.
Accompanied by hand fitted Sunloid KD sheath with DOTS belt clip.
Exceptional work throughout!

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