This is a new model from Kiku Matsuda, and has some pretty sweet features. The tip is Kiku's kickass hamaguri-ba (convex) with a flat ground body and swedge, makes this American style tanto blade a durable and deadly hard use blade, typical of all Kiku's difficult compound grinds. The blade is V ground, along with the edge. Blade is 3.8", OAL is about 8". Kinda hard to measure the handle due to the ergo curve, ya know?
SORRY FOR ALL THE DUST ON THE BLADE.
The steel is "SHSS" Super Hard Stainless Steel. It is a new steel made for Kiku by I believe Aichi, that is like Spyderco's H1 as far as corrosion resistance, but is 60rc HARD! Then he had the blades coated with black hard chromium coated. No rust, kickass edge retention, and and awesome blade geometry!
The handle is sculpted black micarta, grips you back without being rough, and is comfortable in all grip styles. The jimping on the spine is just outta this world awesome, and there is a bunch of it, along with a bunch of space for batoning. A really complete package in one knife that is sized to be a constant companion for EDC. Comes with a black hand fitted kydex sheath by the maker, and shown with a glock 19 for sense of scale.
Condition is MINT AS FROM MAKER, unused, uncarried.
Price is $462 shipped CONUS, international buyers welcome, but must pay for shipping, and assume all risk. Paypal gift preferred (discreet please).
PLEASE PM ME IF YOU WANT THIS KICKASS KNIFE, IT IS EASIER FOR ME.