Yamabushi with Cord Wrap

Product Description for Yamabushi with Cord Wrap

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91271
Blade length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Item weight: 8.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.3 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba and flat ground OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Jungle camo paracord wrap
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.
Yamabushi combines elements of karambits with Kikuo's tactical knives. The recurve blade is straighter than a karambit, though the finger hole allows similar manipulations. 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.
The OU-31 tool steel (Kiku's favorite steel) blade will have exceptional edge holding. OU-31 is a Japanese PM (powdered metallurgical) steel with micro fine crystalline structure that embodies many of the best attributes needed for knives. The steel is hardened to 64 Hrc (very hard!) and has more than 3 times the toughness of D2. The blade features Kiku's high performance Hamaguri (convex) grind at the front and a flat grind toward the handle -- combining a very strong edge with a precision cutting edge. The blade features a non-reflective disruptive acid finish. Jimping along the spine ensures a secure, comfortable grip. The sculpted OD green micarta scales are comfortable and provide a superbly secure grip. This is a great choice for a daily carry tactical knife.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.

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