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 making fixed blade knives and SOG's production experience has created one of the most unique striking and functional blades available. Through this collaboration Matsuda and SOG have won awards and continue to drive innovative and functional knife designs. This folder features a quick SAT spring-assisted high-end VG-10 stainless steel blade showcasing Matsuda's trademark and distinctive blade grinds. The handle is constructed using full length stainless steel liners with elegant linen Micarta slabs that are rugged easy to clean and look better the more it is used. The SOG Kiku Assisted blade performs just like any workhorse knife but it does so with more balance class and comfort.