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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 : $771.98 Out of Stock Hasinau Kamui Master Hunters designed by Japanese Pro-Hunter, Mr. Chujyo in Hokkaido. 5 inch long Notify Me
Kiku Aoba OU31 Price : $630.30 Out of Stock Aoba : 105mm blade length, Blade OU31 incompound finish/Handle-Contoured Micarta, WithKydexsheath & Notify Me
Kiku Back Up Mini NEW! - only 1 left! Price : $629.20 Out of Stock This is a smaller version of KM-460C BackUp Special with 90mm length and 5.0mm thick Kiku's famous M Notify Me
Kiku Backup Neo Price : $825.22 Out of Stock This is a new evolved model of Kiku's famous Backup series. Kiku has been making 10 different KM-460 Notify Me
Kiku Backup Zero Price : $784.00 Kiku's famous "Backup" series continue to evolve! The improved model with OU-31 blade from his Origi Add to Wishlist
Kiku Basara II Price : $880.00 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 Blast NEW! Price : $874.00 6" OU-31 blade Fighting knife with blood groove. Slightly recurved Hamaguri-ba grind blade with fals Add to Wishlist
Kiku Cardinal RARE! Price : $314.60 Blade: D2 Handle: G10 Add to Wishlist
Kiku Cyclone Price : $677.60 Out of Stock KM-900 Cyclone Smaller version of KM-895 Hurricane. 4-1/2" OU-31 recurved hollow ground + Hamaguri- Notify Me
Kiku Fujin Price : $2008.60 Out of Stock OU-31 Heavy duty Max-Power knife from Kiku's world famous Full Contact Series. Fujin is a God of Notify Me
Kiku Full Contact Oh-Kissaki Price : $998.25 Out of Stock KM-855 Full Contact Oh-Kissaki 9-1/2" more aggressive blade version of Kiku's famous Full Contact se Notify Me
Kiku Hayabusa Price : $907.50 Out of Stock KM-890 Hayabusa Master Kiku has made this new fighting model in June for the Blade Show and Tokyo K Notify Me
Kiku High-Back Fighter 2 Price : $752.00 The evolved and redesigned model of Kiku's famous Backup series. 5-3/4" slightly recurved semi-drop Add to Wishlist
Kiku Hurricane Price : $1024.87 Out of Stock KM-895 Hurricane Another Multi-grinds Tactical blade with new grip. 6-1/4" OU-31 recurved hollow gr Notify Me
Kiku Jackal NEW! Price : $1149.50 Out of Stock 218mm blade length, Blade-OU31 Etched/Handle-Micarta/Sheath-Kydex with Teklok Notify Me
Kiku Karambit Desperado - only 1 left Price : $728.20 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 Koniou Price : $550.00 100mm flat ground recurved D2 blade with false edge and thumb notches on back, 3-3/4" hand contoure Add to Wishlist
Kiku Mega Power Utility Price : $1331.00 Out of Stock Kiku's BEST Big Knife KM-555 Mega Power Utility Heavy duty (8.5mm thick) Machete type Knife of Notify Me
Kiku Momose Gawa NEW! Price : $352.00 Out of Stock Master Kiku is an avid fisherman. The Momose-Gawa is his favorite mountain stream river for fishing. Notify Me
Kiku Monsoon Price : $931.70 Out of Stock KM-925 Monsoon Another SHSS blade knife with a lightly recurved Hamaguri-ba broad (1-3/4" wide) Dro Notify Me