Osprey

Product Description for Osprey

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $525.00
Item num: 97214
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.9 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved black 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. Over the years, Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Kikuo designed the Osprey to be a versatile utility knife. The hamaguri-ba blade makes it ideal for cutting tasks. The stout reverse tanto tip will have excellent penetration ability.
The blade is made from OU-31 semi-stainless tool steel. 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.
Carved black canvas Micarta scales are set on a full tang. Jimping on the thumb ramp and at the end of the handle provides a wide variety of grips. A lanyard can be easily added for additional security.
Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with a removable DOTS belt clip.


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days