Kiku Folder / KU-1001

Polished, Satin / Tanto / Straight

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$135.00
 
Blade Shape Tanto
Increased blade thickness full length of blade. Stronger tip for piercing. Blade Shape
Blade Steel Type AUS-8
High grade stainless steel with excellent edge retention and rust resistance. Blade Steel Type
 
Handle Material Linen Micarta
Handle Color Green
 
Locking Mechanism Linerlock
Locking mechanism using a leaf spring wedged in the tang of the blade to lock in the open position. Blade Locking Mechanism
 
Edge Type Straight
Single sharpened edge on the blade provides clean cuts and easy serviceability. Blade Edge Type

Overview

An official production collaboration between SOG and Kiku Matsuda, The Kiku Folder is the first folding knife designed the renowned Japanese knife maker.

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Finish Polished, Satin
Blade Shape Tanto
Edge Type Straight
Blade Steel Type AUS-8
Hardness Rc. 56-58
Product Weight 4.20 oz
Blade Length 3.5"
Blade Thickness 0.16"
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Description
 

Building upon SOG’s long tradition of honoring Japanese knife makers, SOG and Kiku Matsuda, one of the most famous blade grinders in Japan, collaborated to produce this line of Kiku Folders. After decades of experience in blade grinding and making fixed blade knives, Matsuda, with the production assistance from SOG, designed and created his first folding knife. As one of the foremost tactical knife designers in Japan, Matsuda and SOG have won awards on collaborations before with the SOG Kiku Fixed Blade. The elegant linen micarta handle is rugged and easy to clean, while the AUS-8 stainless steel blade is set up for years of reliable service.

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Full Specifications

US Standard | Metric

Product Weight 4.20 oz Blade Length 3.5"
Blade Thickness 0.16" UPC 7-29857-99968-7
Country of Origin Taiwan Locking Mechanism Linerlock
Belt Clip Type Reversible Low-Carry Engravable Yes
Finish Polished, Satin Edge Type Straight
Blade Steel Type AUS-8 Blade Shape Tanto
Handle Material Linen Micarta Handle Color Green
Hardness Rc. 56-58    
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Warranty

 
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    SOG Warranty Information

    All SOG products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original purchaser. This guarantee is voided (as determined by SOG) by misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, or alterations of the product and does not cover any normal wear or tear that might occur. Using your SOG folding blade or fixed blade knife for any purpose other than cutting or puncturing is considered abuse and may void your warranty.

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    Guarantee Claims

    All guarantee claims should be directed to the factory. U.S. claims should be sent prepaid and insured. For international claims: call, write, or email SOG's Warranty Dept. for information.

    We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages that do not arrive to our facility.

    SOG reserves the right to the repair or replacement of a product at our discretion. Products that are discontinued and not repairable will be replaced with a gift certificate of the last MSRP value, as determined by SOG, which can be used for a future purchase.

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    Examples of Non-Warranted Items

    Rusted/spotted/stained blades or handles (coated or not), broken or bent knife tips, worn tool components, dull/chipped knife blades, scratched blade/tool coatings, worn/loose Kraton slabs, sheaths and pouches (if brand new sheaths are determined to be defective they are replaced separately from the knife/tool), and broken/lost thumb studs.

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    SOG Unconditional Pocket Clip Warranty

    Pocket clips can be broken if they are accidentally caught on foreign objects while wearing. To help prevent such occurrences, SOG recommends that you wear your knife in your front pocket, with the knife inside your pocket. If, for whatever reason, your clip bends or breaks and you would like to receive a replacement, fill out the Clip Request Form, or email/call SOG's warranty department. Damage to a knife handle because a clip has snagged is not considered "normal," and any such damage will be assessed under warranty. Learn more about replacing pocket clips in Knife & Tool Care.

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    Sharpening

    SOG offers a sharpening service for our products at the minimal charge of $12.00

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    Broken Blades

    In the unlikely case that your knife blade breaks, we will do a hardness test on it to see if it is within specs and therefore eligible for replacement.

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    Costs

    SOG will pre-determine the cost of repair or replacement of non-warranted items and communicate the estimated cost to the customer before any work is performed.

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    Returning a product for replacement

    Include a brief note inside your package stating what you are returning, the claimed defect and how it failed. Also, include inside the package, your name, address, daytime phone number and email address to reach you in case we have any questions.

    If the item has sentimental value, please state that in the note. In some cases, items are replaced.

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    Warranty claim address & contact information

    SOG Specialty Knives, LLC.
    Attn: Warranty Dept.
    6521 212th St SW
    Lynnwood, WA 98036
    USA

    For any other questions, either call, fax, or email SOG’S warranty department at

    Phone: 425-771-6230
    Toll Free: 1-888-40-KNIFE (405-6433)
    Fax: 425-771-7689
    Email: warranty[at]sogknives.com

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