Full Contact Hawk

Product Description for Full Contact Hawk

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91809
Blade length: 8.90 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Item weight: 18.32 oz.
Shipment weight: 23.2 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 tool 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 Kikuo 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. Kikuo joined his father's business at the age of 15 and learned grinding technique from his father. His skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Kikuo Matsuda is known for his uncanny ability to bring together different grinds into one. The Full Contact Hawk is an exceptional example of his work, combining the strong Hamaguri-ba (convex) ground tip and a flat ground primary edge for precision cutting. The OU-31 stain resistant tool 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. It is Kikuo's preferred steel for his knives. The large choil ensures a solid grip that it is unlikely to slip up onto the cutting edge. Handle material is black canvas Micarta. This updated rendition of the Hawk features an exposed ring at the pommel which serves as a finger ring for extra secure handling. This piece is an aggressive design that will serve you faithfully no matter what comes your way.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok Belt device.

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