Product Description for Hurricane Special
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95241
Blade length: 6.40 in.
Total length: 11.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.30 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.29 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 18.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 22.6 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OU-31 stainless 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. Kiku joined his father's knife grinding business at 15 years old and learned the grinding technique from his father. His 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 Kings. In fact, he personally grinds and polishes William Henry's custom grade blades.
This Hurricane Special is handmade by him and shows his skill at its best. It is made from thicker stock than the standard Hurricane. 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. The blade features Kiku's high performance Hamaguri (convex) grind at the front and a hollow grind toward the handle -- combining a very strong edge with a precision cutting edge. The blade features a non-reflective disruptive acid finish. The thumb ramp is textured for a secure grip. The canvas Micarta handle is carved and set on the substantial full tang.
Accompanied by hand fitted Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok belt clip. Exceptional work throughout!
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