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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 : $1020.95 Hasinau Kamui Master Hunters designed by Japanese Pro-Hunter, Mr. Chujyo in Hokkaido. 5 inch long Add to Wishlist
Kiku Akigumo Price : $879.46 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 Ao Gita NEW MODEL Price : $1050.00 Another SPGII (Super Gold II) Damascus Camp and Trail knife with Fire Striker. 5-3/4" Hamaguri-ba gr Add to Wishlist
Kiku Back Up Mini Price : $700.00 Kiku's famous Multi-grind Backup series Mini is back! 4" OU-31 recurved Hollow ground body extended Add to Wishlist
Kiku Backup Zero Price : $954.50 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 : $1035.00 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 : $1137.35 Out of Stock OAL: 245mm Blade Steel: SPG II Damascus Blade Thickness: 4mm Handle: Sculpted Micarta Notify Me
Kiku Blast NEW! Price : $1155.87 6" OU-31 blade Fighting knife with blood groove. Slightly recurved Hamaguri-ba grind blade with fals Add to Wishlist
Kiku Cardinal RARE! Price : $356.50 Out of Stock OAL: 173mm Blade Length: 81mm Blade Steel: D2 Handle: G10 Notify Me
Kiku Cyclone Price : $828.00 KM-900 Cyclone Smaller version of KM-895 Hurricane. 4-1/2" OU-31 recurved hollow ground + Hamaguri- Add to Wishlist
Kiku Devil Crow Price : $525.00 OAL: 200mm Blade Length: 110mm Steel: OU31 Handle: Micarta Add to Wishlist
Kiku Hash Kamui Special Collectors Edition Price : $1437.50 Limited run of only 10 pieces Etched & hand polished OU31 steel Hidden tang Add to Wishlist
Kiku Hayate Price : $920.00 Out of Stock Hayate  6-1/2" All purpose Fighting knife with reinforced blade tip, Slightly recurved Hamaguri-ba Notify Me
Kiku Hida Price : $1207.50 Out of Stock Overall Length: 390mm Blade Length: 225mm Thickness: 5.5mm Steel: OU-31 Finish: Etched Handle: Notify Me
Kiku High-Back Fighter 2 Price : $994.52 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 : $1587.00 KM-640 Hurricane G  Larger version of Kiku's popular KM-890 Hurricane model of his famous Multi-gro Add to Wishlist
Kiku Jackal Price : $1265.00 Master Kiku's famous Multi-ground Large OU-31 Upswept blade of 9-1/2" recurved Hollow grind body wit Add to Wishlist
Kiku Kaore Price : $568.68 Out of Stock VG-10 Damascus Blade Single beveled edge in 3.4mm thick, 70mm blade, 153mm overall Notify Me
Kiku Karambit Hawk Price : $800.00 Out of Stock New Karambit type knife with extra finger hole butt end for better balance, 4" re-curved V-grind OU- Notify Me
Kiku Koniou Price : $727.38 Out of Stock 100mm flat ground recurved D2 blade with false edge and thumb notches on back, 3-3/4" hand contoure Notify Me