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Moki Blossom

Mar 25, 1999
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This is a seriously beautiful folder which feels good in the hand too, so it will certainly see some use, even though I'm not otherwise in the habit of carrying a "gentleman's knife", which is the category I think this one fits best.

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As with many Japanese items, packaging is rather elaborate with the interior sliding out and a clear plastic cover over the main contents. It's also interesting to note it says "factory custom knife" on the box, which in a way is a contradiction but in one sense could be true if it's made by one person from start to finish. Handmade it's definitely. It's polished almost everywhere, with smoothed edges and fitted very well, but not totally symmetrical.

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Inside the box are interesting stuff like a user's manual, which shows us that "knife care" is the same in Japanese as in English. I understand that there are four things one should do, and I do understand how to close the knife. But I do wonder what the yellow paper says I shouldn't? Probably nothing which isn't obvious to me anyway...

It's my first knife which came with a polishing cloth. I like that kind of attention to detail.

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There's a very slim belt pouch with a velcro fastened flap. That's what I'll use, but I'm thinking a similar pouch you could clip inside a shirt pocket would also be very convenient with such a light, only 51g, knife.

The blade is 2mm thick and 75mm long and made out of ATS-34. The handle is stainless steel with inserts of something called "gold shell" I'd say is pretty close to mother-of-pearl (if not the same).

I don't miss a clip at all and one hand opening only a little. Contrary to most of my knives, I think the lanyard hole can come to use on this one, as it's very smooth and tapering towards the
end, so a short piece of something would make it much easier to get out of the pouch.

Urban Fredriksson
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"Smooth and serrated blades cut in two entirely different fashions."
- The Teeth of the Tyrannosaurs, Scientific American, Sep 1999

[This message has been edited by Griffon (edited 01-17-2000).]
Here's my scan of the Blossom and its sister, the Amaranth:

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Serious spit and polish, for gentlemen or ladies. As pretty as a gold bauble in a similar price range, and MUCH more useful.

Now I have to go back and edit my Moki page -modest price reductions to reflect dealer prices turning out to be a few percent lower.

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