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Extraordinarily beautiful folding friction knife from Kotoh, with Chinese quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis) handle and a 2.5" blade of Hitachi SS3 stainless steel.
Mr Kotoh has recently retired from the Japanese Defence Force, and can now put his full efforts into knife production. It's just him - each one is entirely hand forged. The burr handles vary - of course - and may be much lighter, or darker than illustrated.
Kotoh san's knives are delicate little things - think gentleperson's pocket knife rather than outdoor survivalist. Avoid undue pressure on the blade and don't twist or turn.
Comes with a soft leather pouch, with a heavy duty leather belt sheath as an option.
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- Hand forged
- 2.5" blade of Hitachi SS3 stainless steel
- Chinese quince handle