Kansei Matsuno – Gentleman’s Friction Folder


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker
Handle Material: Stabilized Maple Burl
Blade Steel: D2
Blade Length: 2  5/8″
OAL: Open  6  1/4
Sheath: Leather

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 Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Kansei Matsuno custom knives

~ Direct from the Maker ~

I have seen similar knives by Kansei recently listed for as much as $295 on other websites! 

 This is a Full Size Hand Made Gentleman’s Friction Folder

Friction Folder is the oldest of folding knife designs, ancient Viking Age Friction Folders (or Penny Knives as they were called ) have recently been discovered in Rome where they were a standard item for men of wealth and privilege!

This example by Kansei has a very smooth action, the blade has no play in any direction and the Full Grip handle fits in the palm very comfortably. 

The D2 Blade was Hand Ground and then Kansei gave it a Labor Intensive Hand Rubbed Finish. 

The Polished Titanium Frame and backspacer give this knife a Sturdy yet Lightweight feel.  

When opened, the extended Tang used to open the Blade rests On Top of the handle.

 The overall build is very strong without being heavy and will especially appeal to those where a Locking Knife is frowned upon. 

 Leather Pocket Sheath is included – well stitched and holds the knife securely. 

A wonderful knife that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a Traditional / Quality product.   



Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in


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