Product Description for Shinonome

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90651
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Item weight: 14.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 18 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stain resistant tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved black 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 the grinding technique from his father. Over the years Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fishing, hiking, and travel.
The Shinonome is a medium size fighting knife. The slightly recurved blade is made from Kiku’s personal favorite, OU-31 stain resistant tool steel, and features his hamaguri-ba (convex) grind. A fuller travels along the flats on each side of the knife. The handle scales are made from black canvas micarta, carved for traction and comfort while carrying or using. Expertly placed jimping on the spine and butt end provides extra traction for the thumb while Kiku’s unique lanyard setup ensures extra retention for situations where the knife might otherwise slip. A dependable companion to rely on in any adventure!
Accompanied by a kydex sheath.

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