SOG partnered with Kiku Matsuda, one of the foremost tactical knife designers and blade grinders in Japan, to produce a line of pocket 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. This assisted opening folding knife features a quick SAT spring-assisted, high-end S35VN 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. Rarity Note: This Kiku Assisted knife is especially rare due to being 000-250, being a “Blackout” model, and never being produced for retail.