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Challengers


Ritsu Maruyama RM-50 "ELEMENTARY BOWIE" ATS-34 Premium steel blade

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Description

In 2008, Some of the Seki knife authorities have formed "Seki Challengers Knife Club" to train and inherit Seki traditional knifemaking technique and knowledge to young knife craftsmen in Seki. There are now 15 club members gathering once a month. They are working at Seki knife factories, and challenging to make their own knives after work and weekends.

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


Mr. Ritsu Maruyama is a young talented and aggressive knife maker working at Hattori Hamono as an apprentice to the  Grand Master Ichiro Hattori. He likes to make tactical knives and pays attention to the detail for a perfect fit and finish. Since his time is limited to after work and weekend, he can make only one or two knives in a year. Last year, we have introduced his first knife of the Sub-Hilt Fighter", and was quickly sold out. As a practice knife maker, he devotes tremendous times to make one knife, a perfect finish knife 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-50 "ELEMEMTARY BOWIE" This is an elegant Bowie style knife of 5-3/4" Hitachi Premium ATS-34 steel Concex grind blade in 5.8mm thick, Half mirror polished and then satin brushed hairline finish,  4-1/2" Hand contoured Cocobolo wood handle with SUS304 Stainless steel Hilt, spacer and butt & screw, Hidden tang. Comes with Custom made Leather sheath, Black soft leather wrap, Engraved Brass plate and Zippered Nylon pouch.

ATS-34 blade in 5.8mm thick, 145mm blade, 201mm overall, weight 194g

Specification
Knife Model: Ritsu Maruyama RM-50 Elementary Bowie knife
Blade Material: ATS-34 Hitach Premium steel 
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60-62
Handle Material: Cocobolo wood with SUS304 Hilt & Butt
Overall Length: 201mm
Blade Length: 145mm
Blade Thickness: 5.8mm
Weight: 194g

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