Wakizashi II

Product Description for Wakizashi II

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92583
Blade length: 13.80 in.
Total length: 19.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.31 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 25.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 30.8 oz.
Blade: OU-31 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish and a Hamaguri-ba (convex ground) tip
Handle: Carved 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 grinding technique from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
This large wakizashi is among the largest knives that Kiku makes. It is Kikuo's homage to the traditional Japanese wakizashi. It does not fall short of its namesake. The expertly balanced blade is ground from Kiku's favorite steel, OU-31 semi-stainless. It features his distinctive disruptive acid finish. A long swedge travels along the spine. Carved canvas micarta scales provide a sure, comfortable grip. An all-around excellent choice as a stand-alone blade for extended ventures into unknown territory where every piece of your kit must be absolutely dependable! I know what I'm grabbing at sight of the first zombie.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.

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