Hasinau Kamui (Extra Thick!) with Burlap Micarta - OU-31

Product Description for Hasinau Kamui (Extra Thick!) with Burlap Micarta - OU-31

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 109020
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.70 in.
Total length: 10.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 15.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 19 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Hand contoured burlap Micarta 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. His unique, dramatic grinds are well known throughout the knife industry. He joined his father's knifemaking business at 15 years old and learned grinding techniques from his father. Over the years Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fishing, hiking, and travel.
The OU-31 stain resistant 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. The blade features Kiku's high performance Hamaguri-ba (convex) grind along with his non-reflective disruptive acid finish. He designed this knife as the perfect hunting knife and it easily achieves his goal. This version of the Hasinau Kamui has a thicker blade and tang (6.5mm/.26" stock!) than the standard version.
The thumb area is fileworked for a sure, comfortable grip. The burlap Micarta handle is hand contoured and set on the substantial full tang for strength and durability.
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.

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