Backup Special

Product Description for Backup Special

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90832
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.12 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.76 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 8.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.1 oz.
Blade: D-2 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved black G10 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 Backup Special is a full-size design aimed at everyday utility. It has become among Kikuo's most popular models. The blade is made from Japanese D2 (sometimes called SKD). This exceptional semi-stainless steel combines good stain resistance with exceptional durability and edge holding.
This model's aggressive style is achieved by a reinforced Hamaguri-ba (convex) tip transitioning into a hollow ground recurve primary cutting edge. A false edge along the top and a disruptive acid finish come together to form a stout, yet compact fighter. Jimping on the spine gives the user the option to place the thumb in whatever position appropriate for the technique used.
The handle does not leave any exposed area to employ disarming techniques. Only the blade is left exposed when grasped in an icepick or hammer-style grip, while Kiku’s unique lanyard setup ensures extra retention. The sculpted black G10 scales are comfortable and provide a superbly secure grip. An easily concealable, whirlwind of punishment ready for any questionable "social situation" you may unexpectedly be confronted with.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.

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