Product Description for Short Kozuka
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90003
Blade length: 4.70 in.
Total length: 9.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 5.10 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.1 oz.
Blade: Flat ground D2 tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
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 tender age of 15 and learned the grinding technique from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary. Whether you know it or not, you may already have a knife blade ground by him. He grinds knifes for the like of William Henry, Pro-tech, and Randall Kings. In fact, he personally grinds and polishes William Henry's custom grade blades.
This Short Kozuka is handmade by him and shows his skill at its best. It is a modern take on the kogatana - a small knife traditionally carried in the scabbard of the Katana.
The D-2 tool steel blade will have exceptional edge holding. It features an easy to maintain, flat grind and a non-reflective disruptive acid finish. The spine is textured for a secure thumb purchase. The canvas Micarta handle is carved and set on the substantial full tang.
Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok belt clip. Exceptional work throughout!
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