Product Description for Shiva
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90114
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 13.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 20.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 24.8 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 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 age of 15 and learned grinding technique from his father. Kiku's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
Kiku Matsuda is known for his uncanny ability to bring together three different grinds into one. The Shiva is an exceptional example of his work, combining the strong Hamaguri-ba (convex) ground tip and a hollow ground primary edge for precision cutting. 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. It is Kiku's preferred steel for his knives. The large choil ensures a solid grip that will never slip up onto the cutting edge. This updated rendition of the Shiva features exposed tang at the pommel which serves as both lanyard hole and glass-breaker. The sculpted canvas micarta flares on the pommel to prevent the hand from slipping when striking with the glass-breaker. This piece is an aggressive design that will serve you faithfully no matter what comes your way.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath..
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