Product Description for Kubira

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90115
Blade length: 9.87 in.
Total length: 15.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 22.48 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.68 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba (convex ground) OU-31 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved canvas Micarta 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.
"Kubira" is the leader of Yakushi Buddha's Twelve Heavenly Guardians in Buddhism. Kiku Matsuda's Kubira does not fall short of its namesake. The expertly balanced blade is ground in Hamaguri-ba (convex) style from Kiku's favorite steel, OU-31 semi-stainless. It features his distinctive disruptive acid finish. The upper swedge transitions to jimping on the spine to form a large area for thumb purchase. A choil at the ricasso allows the user to choke up on the blade to do detail-oriented work. Carved canvas micarta scales are flared at the guard and the pommel for increased retention for chopping or thrusting. An all-around excellent choice as a stand-alone blade for extended ventures into unknown territory where every piece of your kit must be absolutely dependable!
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.

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