Hurricane, Large

Product Description for Hurricane, Large

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96453
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Total length: 12.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.33 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.30 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 23.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 28 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stainless 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: 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 15 years old and learned the grinding technique from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
This Large Hurricane is handmade and shows his skill at its best. The knife is both larger than the original Hurricane (7-3/4 inch blade vs 6.3 inch blade), but also made from thicker stock (.33 inches vs .23 inches). 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. The blade features Kiku's high performance Hamaguri (convex) grind at the front and a hollow grind toward the handle -- combining a very strong edge with a precision cutting edge. The blade features a non-reflective disruptive acid finish.
The canvas Micarta handle is carved and set on the substantial full tang. The hand shaped handle and textured thumb ramp work together to provide a superior secure grip. The handle completes with a spike. A lanyard can be easily added for additional security.
Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with DOTS belt clip. Exceptional work throughout!

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