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Pacific Cutlery Kuzan Oda Tanto model 750, mint, was designed by Japanese maker Kuzan Oda who worked with R.W. Loveless in the 1970's and may now reside in Alaska. Overall the knife is 10-1/2'' long, the blade is 5-3/4'' from guard to tip and 3/16'' thick, it has a mirror polished finish with "hamon" (the temper line found on traditional Japanese blades) it has the smooth transitions of the Japanese style blade versus the sharper bevels of the "American Tanto". The handle is molded rubber, the guard is Stainless Steel and is silver soldered to the blade. There is also an ambidextrous (belt slits on both sides) leather sheath included. The knife and sheath are mint.

The knife is marked: Balisong inside the butterfly logo and Tanto by Kuzan Oda and on the obverse: Japan over Pacific Cutlery Corp. over North Hollywood, California.

Made over 20 years ago. Not easy to find and not common! Very well done!

The G. Sakai Company of Seki City Japan manufactured 2500 of these for Pacific Cutlery Corp. in the mid 1980's along with a lower-priced version with a die-cast versus molded rubber handle. Pacific Cutlery was the second company that was started in California and would later move to Oregon and become Benchmade Knives. The first was originally Balisong Inc. and it was in California also. Most of this information is based on information from Dan Williams from Country Knives.


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Pacific Cutlery Kuzan Oda Tanto model 750, mint, was designed by Japanese maker Kuzan Oda. Overall the knife is 10-1/2'' long, the blade is 5-3/4'' from guard to tip and 3/16'' thick, it has a mirror polished finish with simulated "hamon" (the temper line found on traditional Japanese blades). No longer in production.   X-00076 Sold
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Greg Walker of Oregon

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