Kwaiken Vintage Micarta Butterscotch Paper

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Model: Kwaiken Fixed Blade
Blade Steel: CPM 3V
Overall Length: 9”
Blade Length: 4.5”
Features: Flat ground primary blade with false double edge; antique/vintage butterscotch paper Micarta scales; lanyard hole; maker’s mark scale inlay

Optional: Order custom sheath for this knife

About this model

Kwaiken or Kaiken (dagger)is a 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long, single or double-edged dagger without ornamental fittings housed in a plain mount. 

It was once carried by men and women of the samurai class in Japan. It was useful for self-defense in indoor spaces where the long blade katana and intermediate sword wakizashi were inconvenient.


CPM 3V is a high toughness, wear-resistant tool steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process. It is designed to provide maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a high wear-resistance steel.