Scot Matsuoka Pahinui Folding Knife

Reviewed by corwin99 on July 31st, 2007

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When I picked up this knife Scot was just starting out as a Protege of the great Ken Onion, and his prices were still quite low. His prices are still very good for what I would consider an “affordable onion”. Fully contoured handles with the same organic lines.. very nice.

I remember trying to find information on this knife when I received it, and recalled that Scot had not even named the folder yet, but now I’ve seen that the name given to the folder is “Pahinui”, but I’m not sure what that means. Its a really nice feeling folder because of the contoured handles, with the wide recurve blade extending naturally from my grip.

Blade steel is BG-42 satin finished with a flipper opener. No thumbstuds on this guy. Handles are bead blasted Titanium. They look very much hand contoured like Ken Onion’s knives are and do not a single flat spot on them at al. A lot of work went into shaping these handles!

Razor sharp out of the box the knife push cut paper with easy, helped by the very nicely hollow ground blade. Scot definately knows how to grind a blade. I’m hoping to get another peice from him soon and have contacted him about an order. That’s how much I like his knives.. I might have to get a few!

Blade Steel: BG-42
Handle: Bead Blasted Titanium
Blade Length: 3 1/2″
Overal Length: 8″

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