Building upon SOG’s long tradition of working with and honoring Japanese knife makers, SOG partnered with Kiku Matsuda, one of the foremost tactical knife designers and blade grinders in Japan, to produce a line of knives. Together, Matsuda’s decades of experience in blade grinding and making fixed blade knives and SOG’s production experience has created one of the most unique, striking, and functional blades available. Through this collaboration, Matsuda and SOG have won awards and continue to drive innovative and functional knife designs. This folder features a quick SAT spring-assisted, high-end S35VN stainless steel blade showcasing Matsuda’s trademark and distinctive blade grinds. The handle is constructed using full-length stainless steel liners with elegant linen Micarta slabs that are rugged, easy to clean and look better the more it is used. The SOG Kiku Assisted blade performs just like any workhorse knife, but it does so with more balance, class, and comfort.
ASSISTED OPENING: As you initiate the opening action, the force propelling your blade open becomes greater than the force keeping it closed. The result is a blade that springs open instantly once it is engaged, seemingly on its own
LINEN MICARTA HANDLE: Micarta is created from soaking layers of linen cloth in resin, then pressing them together. It offers superior grip in wet or dry conditions and develops an eye-catching patina the more it’s used
S35VN STEEL: S35VN is advanced steel, with vanadium and niobium carbides that provide high degrees of toughness and wear resistance
A SPECIAL DAILY CARRY: A classy folder for the woods or for downtown. Using premium steel (S35VN) and handle material (linen Micarta), the Kiku Folder makes a statement of class and confidence
AN ARTFUL HANDLE: A linen Micarta handle is really a treat to hold. It feels great, it offers outstanding grip and it ages gracefully