Product Description for Ko-Nezumi
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91274
Blade length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 5.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.45 oz.
Blade: D2 tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Sheath: Kydex sheath with tek-loc
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 King. In fact, he personally grinds and polishes William Henry's custom grade blades.
The Ko-Nezumi is a solid example of Kikuís utility-minded creative process. The Japanese D-2 claw shaped blade transitions nicely to an exposed-tang handle. Aggressive jimping on the thumb rest provides comfortable, positive traction, and the finger ring is large enough to accommodate most gloves. Ko-Nezumi (roughly translated as 'little mouse') is a perfect size so as to disappear when not needed, yet with a keen, aggressive cutting edge. It is ideal for every day carry (EDC) and may be worn with the belt sheath or as a neck knife. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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