Product Description for Konio
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90112
Blade length: 4.12 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.70 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.65 oz.
Blade: OU-31 stain resistant tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved green 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 techniques from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Konio is an excellent example of Kiku's ability to pack a lot of knife into a small package. The gracefully recurved blade features flat ground OU-31 stain resistant tool steel (Kikuís favorite steel) and Kiku's signature disruptive acid finish. The recurve shape extends the length of cutting edge beyond the overall length of the blade and enhances cutting efficiency. An ergonomically sculpted and contoured green micarta grip completes this refined 8 inch companion piece. The exposed tang at the pommel is dual purposed as both a lanyard hole and a glass breaker. This compact design is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a tough, dependable knife in a compact format that will stand up to the rigors of everyday use.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days