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Kiku Matsuda Knives - Yuki Kaze Knife KM-460 - craft knife

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Kiku Matsuda Knives - Yuki Kaze Knife KM-460 - craft knife


Intended Use: Collection / Sports / Tactical


Type of production: Artisan
Production Lama: Japan
Blade: carbon steel OU-31 hardened to 63/64 HRC
Treatment Lama: -
Handle: Black Canvas Micarta
Blade length: 176mm.
Blade thickness: 6,8mm.
Length closed: -
Overall length: 314mm.
Thick when closed: -
Balancing: -
Weight: 486g.
Closing: -
Clip: -
Sheath: Kydex attack with Tek-Lok
Packaging: -
Notes: Kiku Matsuda won in 2007 the prestigious prize at the Blade Show "Knife Of The Year Awards" with a project in collaboration with SOG Knives


Kiku Matsuda is one of the most famous blade grinders in Japan. You probably have at least one knife which the blade was grinded by him. 
He has been working with some of the top knife manufactures in the US (William Henry, Pro-tech, Randall Kings). 

Kiku Matsuda has thirty four years of experience in blade grinding. He is fifth generation knife grinder. His unique grinds are well known in knife industry. 

Four hundred years ago his samurai ancestors fought in Sekigahara battle (Most profound battle in history of Japan). 

Kiku Matsuda, the new knife maker who has a magic hand in grinding and polishing the blades in any angles and directions. Unlike normal grinders, he uses a side flat area of the power wheel, that is his canvas to create any 3D grindings, concave, hollow, flat, Hamaguri (convex), twist, double and triple grindings in a free hand. He says his fingers move automatically from his imagination. This is amazing!!!!!!!

His father has been running a small workshop in Seki for blade grinding work for Seki production knife makers. Kiku has joined at the age of 15 and learned the grinding technique from his father. He is now 56, and his 40 years experiences and techniques have proved to be a best grinder in the world. His fine work was admitted by William Henry Knives some years ago, and all of their custom grade blades are being hand ground and polished by him.

His family was rewarded for bravely in battle and received large amount of property. For the next two hundred years his ancestors prospered.

After Meiji era with modernization of Japan samurai were no longer needed. His family turned their attention to sword making. 

During the WWII there was a demand for swords, orders was placed by Japanese imperial government. As a young boy he helped his father grind the swords. After the war the demand for sword diminished.

After WWII as Japans economy began to recover, knife manufacturing company regained prosper.


More Information
BrandKiku Knives
Country of productionJapan
Blade TypeFixed
Blade Length18/19cm
Blade TipDrop point
Blade thickness7 mm
Blade FinishCamo
Carbon SteelOU-31
Handle MaterialSynthetic
colourdark green
DesignerKiku Matsuda
Materials and Finishes8
Steel Quality9
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