Product Description for Stout Spear
Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92648
Blade length: 9.75 in.
Total length: 15.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.18 in.
Item weight: 18.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 23.0 oz.
Blade: Hamaguri-ba OUS semi-stainless steel with a non-reflective, disruptive acid finish
Handle: Carved stacked burgundy/black G10
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.
Stout Spear is an evolved model of the Kiku Hopun -- with improved blade and handle. 9-3/4 inch long and narrow tanto style blade terminates in a spear tip. It was made from OUS steel, which was created by forging AUS-6 stainless steel around an OU-31 semi-stainless steel. This results in a knife that has the legendary edge holding that has made Kiku famous with easier care. Soft, supportive sides help support the super-hard center core for piercing and prying.
The six inch handle is contoured stacked burgundy and black G10. Finger notches a lanyard hole at the end ensure a secure, comfortable grip.
Accompanied by a Kydex sheath.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days