Product Description for Kingfisher

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90108
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 6.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.3 oz.
Blade: Flat ground D2 tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Black G10 scales set on a full tang
Sheath: Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok belt clip
Description: Renowned Japanese knifemaker Kiku 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 runs a small workshop in Seki, grinding blades for production knife makers. Kiku joined his father's business at the age of 15 and learned grinding technique from his father. Kiku'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 6-1/4 inch, flat ground D2 tool steel blade provides ample length to tackle a wide variety of tasks. The jimped spine has a slight swayback, giving the user very precise control of the tip. It is quite impressive how much extra dexterity such a subtle detail adds to this knife. Whether you are fishing or camping, this knife is a prime example of Kiku Knives' multi-functional versatility.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.

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