Kiku matsuda KM-635 Kiku Karambit Claw
OU-31 Blade Material Lightweight Skeleton Claw Knife
Overall length: 155mm
Blade length: 56mm
Blade thickness: 4mm
Blade width: 25mm
Blade material: OU-31
Country of Origin: Japan
Kiku Matsuda, born in Seki City, Japan in 1951, is the fifth generation sharpener.
His father opened a small knife grinding workshop in Seki, Japan, that is, Gifu County, Japan. At the age of 15, he followed his father to learn the skills of grinding and polishing knives. Now 68 years old, with nearly 50 years of experience and technology, he is the most famous knife grinding master in the world. His manual grinding technology is comparable to the most advanced grinding machine in the world, and he is the proud legend of the Japanese handmade knife industry!
With his exquisite family grinding skills, he ranks among the most well-known handmade swordsmiths in contemporary Japan. Matsuda Kikuo has magical hands that can grind and polish the knife from any direction and angle. The grinding machine it uses is a grinding wheel placed sideways, which is Mr. Kikuo’s sharp tool for creating high-quality knives.
He 3D grinds, concave, hollow, flat, clam (convex), curved, double or triple sanding any effect in this area through his skillful hand and unique technique. He once said that his fingers can automatically move according to the imaginary picture in his mind, and his flexible hands can complete the grinding work that two or three people can complete.
As Mr. Matsuda Kikuo became more and more famous, the world’s major knife manufacturers also came here, asking Mr. Kikuo to assist in the grinding and polishing of blades. After Matsuda Kikuo served as William Henry’s grinding technical support, he once again demonstrated his superb grinding technology. All the grinding and polishing work of William Henry’s custom-made knives was done by him. During this period, Mr. Kikuo’s works quickly became popular in the European and American markets.
Matsuda Kikuo’s works have an incomparable artistic sense of machine-made knives. This spirit of manual craftsmanship makes each piece unique. In addition to the sharpening of the blade, the feature of his work is to match the high-grade natural handle material, among which smoked bamboo, dyed beef bone, high-grade wood, horn, antler, carbon fiber are the main ones, and the sheath part will be handcrafted according to the design of the knife. Leather sheath or wooden sheath, bamboo sheath, etc. Each knife will be engraved with Mr. Matsuda Kikuo’s signature “chrysanthemum” in the final finishing step, which means that this knife was completed by Mr. Kikuo himself.
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