Product Description for Daruma
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90055
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 15.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.32 in.
Item weight: 31.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 37 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 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.
The Kiku Daruma is as robust as it is massive, combining qualities found in different outdoor tools to make one heavy-duty companion, tough enough for any adventure you can throw at it. The hamaguri-ba (convex) grind is a signature feature that Kiku has paired with an extra-thick 9-1/2 inch blade of OU-31 stain resistant tool steel to give this beast incredible splitting capability, short sword like reach, and tactical versatility. The sculpted black micarta handle provides a positive grip that fills the hand nicely while almost gripping you back -- yet still maintains a level of comfort suitable for extended field use. The perfect tool for any sojourn into uncertain terrain, this knife will remain as a relic of its former masterís deeds.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.
Availability: Not currently available