Kikuo Matsuda Custom Knives Ariake II - KM-860 Fixed Blade Acid Washed w/ Black G-10 Handles and Sheath

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Kikuo Matsuda Custom Knives Ariake II - KM-860 Fixed Blade Acid Washed w/ Black G-10 Handles and Sheath
Kikuo Matsuda was born in Seki-City,Japan in 1952. He is knives artist, specializes in handmade knives. From involving in the work in for more than 40 years. He became a world-class artist and crated his own great brands. One of his highly-regarded arts is called “Hamaguri-Ba“;
 
This in an ancient Japanese art for Japanese sword. A convex cross-section shape of blade, which has gently curve from the blade edge to the back, is called like that.
 
His free hand work as typified by “Hamaguri-Ba” won many oversea orders. He has dealed with big corporations: William Henry, SOG and so on. In 2007, His custom collaboration with SOG had Best Collaboration Award at Atlanta Blade Show. He participates several exhibits all over the world per year, in US, Europe, Russia, and Taiwan.

His brand has the most strong sale force and high profile in Japan.

"ARIAKE II" My favorite Semi-Drop Point blade knife has evolved again to well-balanced light weight wrapped handle, 6-1/2" Semi-drop point OU-31 Hamaguri-ba blade with long false edge and thumb notches on back, 5" hand contoured Black G-10 handle , Hiddel tang construction.

Comes with hand fitted "Boltaron 4332" sheath.
 
Specifications:
 
  • Model Name: Ariake II - KM-860
  • Overall Length: 11.61"
  • Blade Length: 6.50"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.188"
  • Blade Steel: OU-31
  • Blade Finish: Acid Washed 
  • Blade Style: Semi Drop Point 
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Sheath:  "Boltaron 4332"
  • Country of Origin: Japan