They’ve clearly put a lot of effort into making this blade look and feel nice. This is the first front flipper I’ve owned so I had to work through a lot of awkward finger movements before I could really get a proper feel for the action. The bamboo styling looks nice, and it creates some grooves for the fingers to rest in as you hold the knife in different positions, but they also create their fair share of hotspots in a full grip. For one, I think some people actually think it looks better with the tang, but it would also stop looking like the Higinokami design without it. I ended up liking the blade very much. To be clear, it hasn’t done anything dangerous yet. It works, but it works almost entirely by virtue of the blade alone. Traditional Japanese Style Thumb Notches One Hand Opening Lever. On the good side, they did an alright job with the pocket clip. Just trying to condense the collection. Shipped with USPS First Class Package. The Flatiron, though, is completely on the other side of the spectrum in terms of comfort. Katsu knife bamboo look green folding with leather holder. Buy KATSU Handmade D2 Steel Blade G10 Handle Bamboo Style Japanese Razor Pocket Folding Knife with Pocket Clip: Pocket Knives & Folding Knives - Amazon.com FREE … In regards to the action, though, it made the learning process pretty forgiving. Extremely Sharp and Beautiful! This is a new item in an open package . Copywriter with vague delusions of grandeur. Since Katsu has updated the design with a liner lock it would follow that they could just take the tang out, since you don’t need it there to keep the blade in place anymore. KATSU Handmade Full Damascus Steel Bamboo Style Japan Razor Pocket Folding Knife. Less than $45. Blade Length: 3 inches. 1 inchesblade length: 3 inches Blade thickness: 3. from Sign in Try for free Sign in Try for free Price Guide; M.A.P.S. Down the road I’ll probably use the pouch for something else. Ergonomics is not the strong point of this knife. Almost too forgiving. If it were on a better handle I would put this knife alongside, and maybe even above the Gerber Flatiron for hard-use, straight-edge knives. It sticks out a good half inch out of my pocket. The item “KATSU Handmade Full Damascus Steel Bamboo Style Japanese Folding Pocket Knife” is in sale since Sunday, January 08, 2017. Copyright 2018 Nothing But Knives | All Rights Reserved | Powered by, folding knives coming out of Japan right now. After looking at other front flippers I realized they all have much shorter tabs. It’s good and stiff, and it’s one of the few added elements of this knife that doesn’t create really bad hotspots (it does create one, it’s just not as bad as what you feel along the rest of the knife). KATSU Kiritsuke Chef Knife - Damascus - Japanese Kitchen Knife - 8-inch - Handcrafted Octagonal H… Get BEST Deal. Top Quality Modern Higonokami. KATSU Damascus folding razor $65 shipped. That changes once the blade comes out. Handmade Full Damascus Steel Knife with Pocket Clip. KATSU Damascus Steel Higonokami Japanese Razor Knife The KATSU Handmade Damascus Steel Japanese Razor Knife is another Higonokami knife that combines Japanese style with high-quality material. You know how humans have a tailbone? 4.5-Inch closed, Total Length 7.5 inches. I’m not complaining, I’m just confused by it. KATSU Handmade Full Damascus Steel Bamboo Style Japanese Razor Pocket Folding Knife with Pocket Clip $ 79.99. Considering how light the knife feels in hand, the amount of space it seems to take up in the pocket creates an odd contrast. The blade is easily the best part of this knife. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for KATSU Handmade Full Damascus Steel Bamboo Style Japanese Razor Pocket Folding Knife with Pocket Clip at Amazon.com. Oct 9, 2016 - Buy KATSU Handmade D2 Steel Blade G10 Handle Bamboo Style Japanese Razor Pocket Folding Knife with Pocket Clip: Pocket Knives & Folding Knives - Amazon.com FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases Will include KATSU pouch. If we’re talking “budget gentleman folder” in the spirit of knives like the Kizer Begleiter (which I love and miss dearly), then the Katsu Bamboo folder has a problem. KATSU Handmade Full Damascus Steel Bamboo Style Japanese Razor Pocket Folding Knife with Pocket Clip Description Features and Specifications:Total Length: 7.5 inches Closed Length: 4.5 inches Blade Length: 3 inches Blade thickness: 3.5 mm Blade: Damascus Steel Handel: Damascus Steel Item weight: 143 g Box Contains: 1 x KATSU Handmade Full Damascus Steel Japanese Razor Knife with Pocket … This is definitely not a deep-pocket carry knife. Extremely Sharp and Beautiful! Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. We do not track your activity or store any information. But it interferes with the handling of the knife because they didn’t bother to shape it to match the bamboo styling of the handle. It also comes with a pouch for… no reason that I can tell, but we’ll get into that later. 4.5-Inch closed, Total Length 7.5 inchesHandmade D2 Tool Steel Knife … All it’s doing in this design is getting in the way when you try to treat it like a front flipper. That’s not to say it doesn’t keep the knife contained, but there’s so much room that if this is how you carry the Katsu Bamboo, you will always hear it bouncing around in there. I will cut deals on multiple purchases. KATSU Camping Pocket Folding Japanese Knife, Titanium & Carbon Fiber Handle, Frame Lock, Stonewashed Cleaver Razor Blade, Leather Sheath So if you’re looking for a good budget gentleman carry with a nice blade, I have to point you toward the Kizer blade. It’s fun to show off. Green bamboo style handle. $79.99. I like G10 scales, I like reverse tanto blades, and I especially like D2 steel, so this seemed like a knife that I was guaranteed to love. If you just want an interesting knife that you can show off and talk about, and maybe cut some stuff up too, then fine, get the Katsu knife. As a $50-ish knife, maybe that’s not a fair complaint. As long as I’m just walking around town, and not doing anything extravagant, that’s not a problem, but I would not want to take this thing on a hike because I would feel it poking my leg the whole time. The liner lock works great as a lock. This is actually the second most irritating thing about the knife for me. It’s different from the drop-point thumbstud knives basically everyone runs around with these days, it has “bamboo” styling and fancy Japanese lettering etched into the blade. But if I’m going to review this thing as I gentleman carry I have to say that they could have done something to make the look of the design more cohesive as a whole. Awesome knife from Katsu. Maybe front flippers are supposed to have actions that are more… free? It’s just not as comfortable, snappy, or ergonomic as the the Begleiter. Like new condition knife. They also make it a rough knife to pull out of the pocket. 4.5-Inch closed, Total Length 7.5 inches. So I can see why everyone questions why they didn’t cut the thing short, or remove it entirely and use a nice thumbstud like everyone else. FOR SALE! It looks cool and has a modernized Higinokami knife style. I’m nitpicking on this point, but considering the similarity in price and size it seems fair to say that the action is okay, but falls short of the satisfaction you get from flipping out a Kizer knife. Blade thickness: 3.5 mm. 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