Kamakura Tanto II
Product Description for Kamakura Tanto II
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92763
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 10.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stainless steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Jungle camo cord wrap with black same (ray skin)
Sheath: Kydex with Tek-lok
Description: Renowned Japanese knifemaker Kikuo 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 Kamakura Tanto is Kikuo's homage to the traditional Japanese tanto. It does not fall short of its namesake. The expertly balanced 5-1/2 inch blade is ground in Hamaguri-ba (convex) style from Kiku's favorite steel, OU-31 semi-stainless. It features his distinctive disruptive acid finish. Black same, or stingray skin, envelops the handle and is wrapped with jungle camo paracord. An all-around excellent choice as a stand-alone blade for extended ventures into unknown territory where every piece of your kit must be absolutely dependable!
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath with Tek-lok clip.
Availability: Not currently available