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SZK 003 | Shobu Zukuri Kaiken 4.5”

by Williams Blade Design, TRC Knives

SKU 1089528

Date Added 04/03/2024

# Available 1

Original price $545.00

Price $525.00


The SZK series features a classic Shobu Zukuri grind for excellent lateral strength and cutting ability. Part of our EDC fixed blade line, this knife is optimized for compact and comfortable carry. Featuring an M390 blade, with market leading edge retention and toughness, and natural canvas micarta handle scales with brass pins. We produced this blade with TRC Knives because of their reputation for outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail. The SZK 003 is a knife made for hard use, but with the refinement of a collector’s piece. This is an individually numbered batch of 150 pieces.

Shipping end of September.

Steel: M390 (60-61 HRC)

Blade shape: Shobu Zukuri

Blade length: 4.5” | 115mm

Blade Thickness: 0.14” | 3.6mm

Blade Finish: Apocalyptic

Handle Material: Natural Canvas Micarta

Overall Length: 8.7” | 220mm

Weight: 4.4oz | 125g

Manufacturer: TRC

Design: James & Christopher Williams

Batch Quantity: 150 pieces

Batch Number: 003

Release Date: September 2021

Made in: Lithuania

Comes with original box, sheath, papers and belt loop. Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 4.5

Overall Length 8.625

Weight (oz) 4.5

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath

Blade Material M390

Blade Details Upswept/Trailing

Handle Material Micarta

About the Maker

Williams Blade Design
TRC Knives

"What does TRC mean? That’s the shortening of my surname Tricius. I started watching on Youtube how to make a knife and I can say that I learned everything from there. Thanks to all knife makers who share all the tricks. My first knife wasn’t perfect .But now I know that if you want to make a really good quality knife you need lots of knowledge, experience, good equipment and the most important thing is proper heat treatment which is done by professionals to ensure that this vitally important step is done properly and that the resulting knife is of exceptional quality and strength. At the moment I use ELMAX, M390, N690 and Vanadis 4 Extra steels. All of our knives are hand ground with precision by a highly skilled craftsman. For handles I use G-10, Carbon Fiber or Micarta. I feel that it is ultimate handle material for knives which ensures good grip and durability. Sheaths are constructed either of Kydex or top quality leather. Kydex sheaths are custom molded to each blade. I hand mold each sheath to minimize the scratching associated with Kydex sheaths and to ensure the sheath is tight fitting and functions well. Leather sheaths are glued and machine stitched for durability. The edges are sealed and finished as well to seal the leather."