Sign In

Shipping Policy

Any customers with separate shipping and billing addresses are subject to follow up contact. If no contact can be made, your order will be cancelled. Please understand that this policy is to protect our customers from fraud and theft.

Shipping costs are calculated automatically when you checkout. Orders to P.O. Boxes or military addresses require shipping via USPS.

Orders placed by 3:00pm EST will be shipped the same day. All orders shipped USPS (including Express) may take an additional business day to process and ship. We strongly recommend shipping UPS if you need guaranteed delivery by a certain date.

For our international customers, you must call or email after ordering to arrange for duties/customs and declarations before we will ship your order. USPS Express International shipments with declarations greater than $200, incur an additional $15.00 fee for postage/insurance.

Disclaimer

By placing an order the buyer represents that he or she is of legal age and that the products ordered will be used in a lawful manner. We assume no responsibility for any harm or injury resulting from the sale, trade, use or handling of any product purchased from us. It is the responsibility of the buyer, not the seller, to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws in regard to the possession, and or use, of any item purchased. We are unable to provide refunds in the event that the package that you have ordered was seized by customs or other agencies. Consult your local and state laws before ordering if you are in doubt.

Home Products Special Folding Knife AS

Special Folding Knife AS

by Matsuno, Kansei, Takeda, Shosui

SKU 1027805

Date Added 05/10/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $495.00

Overview

This is a Special Folding Knife by Shosui Takeda, with a handle by Kansei Matsuno. The blade is Aogami Super Steel (AS) which is a high-carbon steel alloy with vanadium and is ground on both sides. Great looking and well matched stag scales, titanium liners and stainless steel backspacer. Nice detent, blade seating and lockup. The very tip of the blade is missing, has a few light scratches, otherwise good condition. Comes with a zippered case.

Product Details

Blade Length 2.625

Overall Length 6.25

Closed Length 3.625

Weight (oz) 1.9

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Blade Material Aogami Super Steel

Blade Details Drop Point

Handle Material Horn & Antler

About the Maker

Matsuno, Kansei
Matsuno, Kansei

Kansei Matsuno was born in 1951 in Japan. He loves fishing and tourism, that’s why he always needed good hunting knives. He found very few knives which meet his requirements, so he decided to make knives himself. He used difficult technology, using a file to shape the steel billet. He made knives in this way for two years and then bought a simple belt-sander. Needless to say that productivity and work quality has improved. Soon, his friends began to ask him to design and built knives for them. Then, in 1998, Kansei started manufacturing knifes. In 2001 Kansei visited an American knife show for the first time, and in 2002, the quality of his knifes improved and he was admitted for a probationary period in the American Knifemakers Guild. Today Kansei prefer to create frameworks folding knives made of titanium, stainless steel blades are VG-10b, OU-31, CV-134. Lining the handle makes it out of steel G-10, deer antler, pearl and coral. He changes the design of knife depending on customer requirements. Now, Kansei is manufacturing a series of first-class folding knives with different original designs and high quality.

Takeda, Shosui
Takeda, Shosui

The third-generation master blacksmith Shosui Takeda was born and raised in Niimi, Okayama in Japan. After graduating from a university and working in Tokyo, he returned to his hometown to succeed his father as a blacksmith. Since 1985 he has strived and studied to produce the very best hand-forged blades and tools. His knives are forged by hand with his small staff of master smiths. Each blade holds its edge extraordinarily well and resharpens easily. All his knives have 50/50 edges and octagonal handles so they are good for either right-handed or left-handed users. His good old-fashioned hard work makes for one-of-a-kind knives.

Related Items