Product Description for Junyo

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96445
Blade length: 12.00 in.
Total length: 17.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.33 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.33 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 29.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 35.8 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stain resistant steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved canvas Micarta set on a full tang
Sheath: Kydex sheath with DOTS belt clip
Description: Junyo is a larger version of Kiku's popular Hayabusa.
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. Kiku joined his father's business at the age of 15 and learned the grinding technique from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Junyo is handmade by Kikuo and shows his skill at its best. The 12 inch blade is massive yet surprisingly nimble. Kikuo used OU-31 tool steel blade, which has 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 Kikuo's high performance Hamaguri (convex) grind for a long lasting, precision cutting edge along with his non-reflective disruptive acid finish. The thumb ramp is textured for a secure grip.
Black canvas Micarta scales are set on the substantial full tang for strength and durability. The scales are rounded and carved, providing a sure, non-slip grip. A hole in the end of the exposed tang allows for the addition of a lanyard.
Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with DOTS belt clip. 12" slightly recurved Hamaguri-ba OU-31 blade with long false edge and thumb notches on back, 8.3mm thick heavy duty Combat blade with reinforced spear point tip, 6" hand contoured Black Canvas Micarta handle with lanyard hole on end. Finger notched butt end, Comes with hand fitted Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok Belt device.

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