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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 : $638.00
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Hasinau Kamui Master Hunters designed by Japanese Pro-Hunter, Mr. Chujyo in Hokkaido. 5 inch long
Kiku Back Up Mini NEW!
Price : $520.00
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This is a smaller version of KM-460C BackUp Special with 90mm length and 5.0mm thick Kiku's famous M
Kiku Backup Neo
Price : $682.00
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This is a new evolved model of Kiku's famous Backup series. Kiku has been making 10 different KM-460
Kiku Basara II
Price : $800.00
6-1/2" OU-31 Hamaguri-ba blade with long false edge on back, Oversized 6-inch OD Green hand contoure
Kiku Cyclone
Price : $560.00
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KM-900 Cyclone Smaller version of KM-895 Hurricane. 4-1/2" OU-31 recurved hollow ground + Hamaguri-
Kiku Fujin
Price : $1660.00
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OU-31 Heavy duty Max-Power knife from Kiku's world famous Full Contact Series. Fujin is a God of
Kiku Full Contact Oh-Kissaki
Price : $825.00
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KM-855 Full Contact Oh-Kissaki 9-1/2" more aggressive blade version of Kiku's famous Full Contact se
Kiku Hash Kamui Half Mirror
Price : $950.00
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Special Edition 5 inch long and 1-3/4 inch wide Hamaguri-ba grind skinning blade with false ed
Kiku Hayabusa
Price : $750.00
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KM-890 Hayabusa Master Kiku has made this new fighting model in June for the Blade Show and Tokyo K
Kiku Hurricane
Price : $847.00
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KM-895 Hurricane Another Multi-grinds Tactical blade with new grip. 6-1/4" OU-31 recurved hollow gr
Kiku Jackal NEW!
Price : $950.00
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218mm blade length, Blade-OU31 Etched/Handle-Micarta/Sheath-Kydex with Teklok
Kiku Koniou
Price : $490.00
100mm flat ground recurved D2 blade with false edge and thumb notches on back, 3-3/4" hand contoure
Kiku Masayuki Neck Knife
Price : $250.00
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Masayuki Neck knife, 58mm blade length, Blade: VG10 Mirror Finish Sheath: Kydex
Kiku Mega Power Utility
Price : $1100.00
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Kiku's BEST Big Knife KM-555 Mega Power Utility Heavy duty (8.5mm thick) Machete type Knife of
Kiku Monsoon
Price : $770.00
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KM-925 Monsoon Another SHSS blade knife with a lightly recurved Hamaguri-ba broad (1-3/4" wide) Dro
Kiku Onoue Skinner
Price : $792.00
KM-815 Onoue Skinner 4-3/4" OU-31 Upswept Skinner blade, Highly mirror polished and partly
Kiku Raijin - 1 only
Price : $1750.00
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KM-170 Raijin Rugged and Heavy Duty Max-Power model from Kiku's famous Full Contact Series. 12-inch
Kiku S.W.A.T. Police Assault Large
Price : $560.00
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This was a special project for Japanese SWAT team to turn out the toughest and powerful knife, yet c
Kiku S.W.A.T. Police Assault Small
Price : $616.47
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This was a special project for Japanese SWAT team to turn out the toughest and powerful knife, yet c
Kiku Shinobi
Price : $460.00
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OA length: 170mm Blade length: 80mm Blade thickness: 5mm Steel: OU31 Handle: Micarta Sheath: K
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