Machida Karambit

Product Description for Machida Karambit

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90111
Blade length: 2.65 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.7 oz.
Blade: Flat ground D2 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Skeletonized
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 karambit is originally from the Indonesian archipelago and has found its way throughout South East Asia. Primarily used in the ancient world as a do-it-all knife, the modern renditions of this versatile tool has steadily gained popularity and respect within the tactical world of knives in recent years. The dramatic shape, finger hole and exotic manipulation has captivated collectors, martial blade practitioners and knife enthusiasts alike.
Kiku's "Machida Karambit" is a design collaboration with Akihiko Machida, a knife instructor from Japan. Machida's design expertly strengthens traditionally weak points in karambit design while paying homage to classic karambit elements.
The D2 semi-stainless steel blade features a reinforced tip. The back-blade features a subtly toothed portion that transitions to the spine jimping. A generous front brake combined with a slight rear brake helps with control and support in an extended grip. Skeletonized construction makes this piece easy to maintain, carry and deploy. Kiku Matsuda brings this design to life with understated beauty and simplicity.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.

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