Custom Desperado

Product Description for Custom Desperado

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92560
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 10.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 12.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 17 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba and hollow ground OU-31 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective, disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved stacked camo 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 Custom Desperado is a new variation on his popular Karambit Desperado. It is a massive blade that wants to swing through the air. The 7 inch blade features Kiku's signature compound grind with a Hamaguri-ba (convex) tip, hollow primary cutting edge, and flat ground swedge. The weight favors the blade to give this piece incredible cutting power and swing. The spine has a generous amount of jimping to allow the user to really thumb-up on the blade for tasks that require a bit more precision. The stacked G10 handle is formed from alternating layers of black, green, and tan. The Kiku Custom Desperado represents Kiku's willingness to bring his impressive skill to any design worthy of extreme field use. This versatile edged-tool is the perfect piece to let your inner warrior run free no matter where your journey takes you.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.

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