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 SOG’s production experience has created one of the most unique, striking, and functional blades available. This folder features a quick SAT spring-assisted, high-end VG-10 stainless steel blade showcasing Matsuda’s distinctive blade grind. The handle is constructed using full length stainless steel liners and elegant linen Micarta slabs that are rugged, easy to clean, and only look better the more they are used. This SOG Kiku Assisted blade has a black TiNi finish to reduce reflectivity.