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Kiku - Black - Large Folding Knife

Hardcased Black TiNi      Tanto      Straight


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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Product Weight 7.00 oz Blade Length 4.6"
Blade Thickness 0.16" UPC 7-29857-99971-7
Country of Origin Taiwan Locking Mechanism Linerlock
Belt Clip Type Reversible Low-Carry Engravable Yes
Finish Hardcased Black TiNi Edge Type Straight
Blade Steel Type AUS-8 Blade Shape Tanto
Hardness Rc. 56-58 Handle Material Linen Micarta
Handle Color Green    
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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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    Kiku - Black - Large Folding Knife is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I got this about six months ago to replace the gerber applegate combat folder. I was looking for something with a blade that could handle utility tasks. The kiku was a huge improvement over the gerber in every way. I have used it for boxes, pallet straps, feed bags, and so one and the edge hold up very well for aus8. I only have one issue, the short deep cary clip holds to tight and gives you little to grip. To be able to pull it out relably I had to add a sort lanyard so I had something to grab. Not that big a deal but having something hang out defeats the purpose of a deep carry clip.
    Date published: 2017-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features - but! I am a fan of and like the midsize to larger knives. Two days ago I received my SOG Kiku that I ordered from a retailer online. I was impressed by this knifes style, blade design, quality and feel. But! One of my biggest pet peeves about liner lock knives is the limited access to the liner lock for disengaging the blade. I measured the height of the liner. The knifes left side 3/32 higher than the knifes right side. The liner lock itself has a radical jimping on it that when you hold it, it is uncomfortable short of sharp and obtrusive. When I put the calipers on it the distance between the liner and the liner lock is barely a sixteenth of an inch on the knives left side. If anybody from SOG is listening or a designer? Please have some consideration for the user when designing this. I usually take a die grinder and grind down the edge of the liner to allow more access to the liner lock. Also there is no jimping for the thumb at the top of the knife and lastly something better than Aus 8 steel would really put this knife over the top. But again for the price, overall quality and feel? I give it 5 stars and recommended highly.
    Date published: 2016-12-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly recommend this knife to anyone The shape and overall appearance is superb. The handles are a nice touch also. My only complaint is the pocket clip. I would prefer it to be on the opposite end, that way it would be more of one handed instant opening.
    Date published: 2016-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love... Ive now had this knife for about 3 or 4 years and i still love this badboy. Just looks alone, gorgeous. Love the hefty weight and handle size for my big hands. Only thing i didnt like is the edge seems to chip fairly easy, not crazy chips but noticeable (i do not use it for chopping, strictly cutting ). Sog is amazing, forever my favorite brand.
    Date published: 2016-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size Have carried this knife daily for about 6 months. It's a big tough knife, not bad to sharpen. My favorite thing about it, the handles, great traction for your hand in about any grip position.
    Date published: 2016-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this knife. This is the sickest knife I have ever owned. If you like the style, get one. It is well worth it.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality, intuitive, unique I purchased the large Kiku folding for my friend's Xmas present. After receiving it, I was loathe to part with it. He loves it: super smooth action, the grip is comfortable in any direction held. The blade is beautiful, solid, sharp out of the box, and highly versatile. A+. I wish that there were more made!
    Date published: 2015-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alarming I bought this knife probably 8 months ago and am still in love. This knife is fantastic, does everything I want it to with exceptional ability. That being said, if you're looking for an everyday carry, and want to not be gawked at this is probably not going to be your first choice. The looks I get from non-knife people are incredulous at best, but everyone I know who likes knifes wants one immediately. As a person with small hands this knife can take a while to get used to, but in no way is it to large to handle. As with anything you get used to the size and really appreciate the big blade. All in all fantastic quality and definitely worth the purchase.
    Date published: 2015-12-07
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