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The Daruma is Prince Customs' first design and entry into the custom knife market. Inspired by Japanese design and wing geometries, it fuses form with meticulous precision and surprising ergonomics. With a super smooth action and balance just aft of center, the Daruma handles like second nature while tackling any task. It's a real world tool with fine details that will make any owner proud to carry it through life's journey. Being one extension of an endless pursuit to master fabrication skills of all types, all the components are taken from sheet stock of the finest modern materials to their final hand-finished form as a knife completely in-house in Houston, Texas.
Spend a few minutes talking to Princeton Wong and you quickly realize the intelligence meter is off the charts. With a background in Mechanical Engineering Prince Customs is making waves in just 8 short months as a knife maker. His latest model the Daruma has a unique, sexy, curvy look that flows really well and fits amazing in the hand. Perfectly centered and buttery smooth it runs on ceramic bearings. The lockup is tight and the blade is dead center. His packaging is first class and well appreciated. If I hadn't asked I would have thought he was making knives his whole life. Get ready to see a lot more from this gifted maker.