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Kiku Matsuda has thirty four years of experience in blade grinding. He is a fifth generation Japanese 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, has a magic hand in grinding and polishing blades in any angle and direction. Unlike normal grinders, he uses a side flat area of the power wheel as his canvas, to create 3D grindings, concave, hollow, flat, Hamaguri (convex), twist, double and triple grindings in a free hand. Kiku knives are among the sharpest in the world. Kiku first blade steel preference is the OU-31 (see details of this newly developed specialty steel here), but he also uses D2, ATS-34 and VG-10. The blade durability, edge sharpness and longer edge retention of his knives are not only for the steel character, but also for his special Hamaguri-Ba (Japanese Convex edge famous for Katana) grinding. After polished the blade, he will use a special art etching process on the blade for non-glare finish, corrosion resistance and blade surface protection. He prefers to use G-10 for the handles, hand contoured and shaped to fit with hand with an unique parachute cord guard. Each knife comes with hand fitted Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok carrying device.

Kiku has grinded blades for several manufacturers including William Henry and SOG and has won international awards for his blade designs. His knives will only increase in value and become true collectors items in the future.

You will be amazed with the outstanding blade grinding and cutting performance of Kiku Knives when you actually use it. We would like you to experience and prove it, His custom knife production is very limited right now, and these are some of the first pieces to arrive here in Australia.

Kiku Knives by Kiku Matsuda

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.

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Kiku Master Hunter I Hash-Kamui Price : $887.78 Out of Stock Hasinau Kamui Master Hunters designed by Japanese Pro-Hunter, Mr. Chujyo in Hokkaido. 5 inch long Notify Me
Kiku Akigumo Price : $764.75 Out of Stock Versatile Utility knife ideal for Outdoor Cooking" 5-3/4" OU-31 Drop-point Wide & Thin Hamaguri-ba b Notify Me
Kiku Backup Zero Price : $830.00 Out of Stock Kiku's famous "Backup" series continue to evolve! The improved model with OU-31 blade from his Origi Notify Me
Kiku Basara II Price : $1012.00 6-1/2" OU-31 Hamaguri-ba blade with long false edge on back, Oversized 6-inch OD Green hand contoure Add to Wishlist
Kiku Betsu-Kamui G Price : $989.00 OAL: 245mm Blade Steel: SPG II Damascus Blade Thickness: 4mm Handle: Sculpted Micarta Add to Wishlist
Kiku Blast NEW! Price : $1005.10 6" OU-31 blade Fighting knife with blood groove. Slightly recurved Hamaguri-ba grind blade with fals Add to Wishlist
Kiku Cardinal RARE! Price : $361.79 OAL: 173mm Blade Length: 81mm Blade Steel: D2 Handle: G10 Add to Wishlist
Kiku Cyclone Price : $779.24 Out of Stock KM-900 Cyclone Smaller version of KM-895 Hurricane. 4-1/2" OU-31 recurved hollow ground + Hamaguri- Notify Me
Kiku Hayate Price : $800.00 Hayate  6-1/2" All purpose Fighting knife with reinforced blade tip, Slightly recurved Hamaguri-ba Add to Wishlist
Kiku Hida Price : $1050.00 Overall Length: 390mm Blade Length: 225mm Thickness: 5.5mm Steel: OU-31 Finish: Etched Handle: Add to Wishlist
Kiku High-Back Fighter 2 Price : $864.80 The evolved and redesigned model of Kiku's famous Backup series. 5-3/4" slightly recurved semi-drop Add to Wishlist
Kiku Hurricane G Price : $1380.00 Out of Stock KM-640 Hurricane G  Larger version of Kiku's popular KM-890 Hurricane model of his famous Multi-gro Notify Me
Kiku Kaore Price : $494.50 VG-10 Damascus Blade Single beveled edge in 3.4mm thick, 70mm blade, 153mm overall Add to Wishlist
Kiku Karambit Desperado Price : $805.00 Out of Stock The famous Karambit style Tactical knife with 4-1/2 inch D2 Multi-ground blade of recurved hollow gr Notify Me
Kiku Karambit Hawk - only 1 left! Price : $805.00 Out of Stock 4" re-curved V-grind OU-31 blade with partial serration and double false edges on back for sharp poi Notify Me
Kiku Koniou Price : $632.50 100mm flat ground recurved D2 blade with false edge and thumb notches on back, 3-3/4" hand contoure Add to Wishlist
Kiku Leopard Price : $1800.00 Overall Length: 490mm Blade Length: 315mm Thickness: 8.0mm Steel: OU-31 Finish: Etched Handle: Add to Wishlist
Kiku Model J Price : $828.00 KM-730 New J-Defender  This is an evolved version of the J-Defender model designed and produced for Add to Wishlist
Kiku Rimakiri L Price : $760.00 OAL: 295mm Blade length: 165mm Blade Thickness: 4.2mm Steel: OU31 Handle: Micarta Add to Wishlist
Kiku Southern Cross Price : $750.00 Kiku Southern Cross is a new collaboration SWAT Knife with Jason Davis - SWAT/Sniper Team Leader in Add to Wishlist