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Ritsu Maruyama RM-40 "DESK DIRK" ATS-34 Premium steel blade, with Stand

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In 2008, some of the knife authorities in Seki formed the "Seki Challengers Knife Club" to train and impart traditional Seki knife making techniques and knowledge to young Seki knife craftsmen. There are now 15 club members, who gather once a month. They all work at Seki knife factories, and are challenging to make their own knives after work and at weekends.

JKD is trying to support and encourage them by introducing their knives for sale. Here are some of the latest knives received:

Mr. Ritsu Maruyama is a talented and aggressive young knife maker working at Hattori Hamono and is an apprentice to the Grand Master Ichiro Hattori. He likes to make tactical knives and he pays attention to the details to ensure a perfect fit and finish. Since his time is limited to after work and weekends, he can only make one or two knives each year. Last year, we introduced his first knife, the Sub-Hilt Fighter and Little Fighter", which quickly sold out. As a knife maker in training, he devotes tremendous time to making each knife, perfecting the finish and ignoring profitability. 

On end of 2022, Ritsu has opened his own workshop and became individual custom knifemaker. Congratulations! His dream come true at young age. He just came up two new models he has produced in these six months.

RITSU MARUYAMA RM-40 "DESK DIRK" This is an elegant Desk Dirk with a wooden stand, that can be used as a letter opener in your den!  The 5-1/2" narrow Dirk style blade is made from Satin brushed and convex grind ATS-34 Hitachi Premium steel.  3-1/2" Exotic Quince Burl wood handle with SUS304 mirror polished stainless steel decorative bolster, Hdden tang. Comes with Ebonywood/Quince Burl Wooden stand with soft white Deer-skin liners, and Zippered Black Nylon pouch.  A beautiful Art Knife piece on your den!

ATS-34 blade in 2.0mm thick, 100mm blade, 245mm overall, weight 45g

Knife Model: Ritsu Maruyama RM-40 Desk Dirk
Blade Material: ATS-34 Convex grind Dirk style blade 
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60-62
Handle Material: Quince Birk wood 
Overall Length: 245mm
Blade Length: 100mm (140mm with tang)
Blade Thickness: 2.0mm (tang 4.1mm)
Weight: 45g 


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