SOG Knife KU01 Kiku Limited Edition S# 65 Micarta OU-31 Steel Kikuo Matsuda Custom Japan VERY VERY RARE

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SOG Knife

KU01 Kiku Limited Edition

The knife has been in a display case for years but NEVER used.  It comes with all factory paperwork and boxes.  Including the outside cardboard box.

This is serial number 65 of 100 made, however, I was told at the time by the SOG rep that even though I had serial number 65 thay had only made about 15.  Where that ended up I am not sure-but I do not think they made the 100 that were scheduled.

This is a VERY RARE knife

There is one place on the blue felt that got a tear, see pics

The SOG KIKU, a "reverse collaboration" by custom knife maker Kikuo Matsuda of Kiku Knives. Inspired by the iconic SOG design,

this limited edition blade will only be available in 100 pieces, 3 per month (but I do not think they made all 100). 

Featuring a mirror polished blade with double bevel lines and grinds, Green Canvas Micarta handle, and OU-31 steel. 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.

Also includes Leather sheath and presentation box.


  • Blade Length: 7.5"
  • Overall Length: 12.5"
  • Weight: 21 oz.
  • Edge Type: Straight
  • Steel: OU-31
  • Handle: Green Canvas Micarta
  • Finish: Polished
  • Includes: Leather Sheath
  • Made in Japan

*Reverse Collaboration is where a manufacturer works closely with a custom maker to produce a limited number of knives in the style of the manufacturer. This will provide a set of guaranteed orders for the custom maker while also elevating his stature in the cutlery world. The manufacturer also gains stature by working with the custom maker and can sell knives to markets and buyers that would not normally buy that makers products.