Posted June 11, 2008 by Howard
SOG KIKU Limited Edition Handmade Combat Knife
Once in a while we get to sell the very finest blades available. Here’s the info from SOG:
When SOG inspiration meets master craftsmanship, a true work of art is born!
The SOG KIKU, a “reverse collaboration” by custom knife maker Kikuo Matsuda of Kiku Knives. Inspired by the iconic SOG design, this limited edition blade will only be available in 100 pieces, 3 per month.
Featuring a mirror polished blade with double bevel lines and grinds, Green Canvas Micarta handle, and OU-31 steel. OU-31 steel It is a micro fine steel made by Nippon Koshuha Steel Co., Ltd. It features high hardness, HRc 64, and is 3 times tougher than that of D2. Reported to have 10 times longer edge holding than ATS-34 according to cutting tests.
Also includes Leather sheath and presentation box.
* Blade Length: 7.5″
* Overall Length: 12.5″
* Weight: 21 oz.
* Edge Type: Straight
* Steel: OU-31
* Handle: Green Canvas Micarta
* Finish: Polished
* Includes: Leather Sheath
*Reverse Collaboration is where a manufacturer works closely with a custom maker to produce a limited number of knives in the style of the manufacturer. This will provide a set of guaranteed orders for the custom maker while also elevating his stature in the cutlery world. The manufacturer also gains stature by working with the custom maker and can sell knives to markets and buyers that would not normally buy that makers products.