Kikuo Matsuda Custom Knives J-Defender - KM-730 Fixed Blade Acid Washed w/ Black G-10 Handles and Sheath

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Kikuo Matsuda Custom Knives J-Defender - KM-730 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.

"J-Defender" This is an evolved version of the J-Defender model designed and produced for Japanese Self-Defence Force. It is now made of OU-31 blade and Black G10 handle. 5-1/2" Combat/Dagger blade with spear point, Hamaguri-ba blade and partially serrated long false edge on back. 5" Hand contoured Black G10 handle with thumb notches, Two lanyard holes on butt end and one hole on tang.

Comes with hand fitted "SUNLOID KD" sheath (similar to Kydex)
SUNLOID KD is an Acrylic-PVC Alloy Plate made by SUMITOMO BAKELITE.
 
Specifications:
 
  • Model Name: J-Defender - KM-730 
  • Overall Length: 10.03"
  • Blade Length: 5.23"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.177"
  • Blade Steel: OU-31
  • Blade Finish: Acid Washed
  • Blade Style: Dagger
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Sheath: Sunloid KD
  • Features: Thong Holes
  • Country of Origin: Japan