The Konosuke MB line of knives is a new addition to our range of fine cutlery from one of our most popular knife makers. The name Konosuke is synonymous with quality of grinds and construction and, like all of their fine blades, the new MB line maintains these high standards.
The blade is constructed around a core of Shirogami #2 high carbon steel. The alloy is heat treated to a Rockwell rating of 62. Knife makers and users have an affinity to this finely structured steel due to its ability to take a very sharp edge. It has a carbon content slightly lower than that of its sibling #1 steel, shiro-ko. Edge durability is thus marginally reduced but is made up for by its ease of sharpening to the finest degree. This inner core is clad with a soft stainless steel to protect the main blade and also make daily maintenance much easier. The White #2 edge will require careful cleaning and drying after each use to prevent corrosion. The cladding is given a really nice looking nashiji (pear skin) surface which itself receives a kurouchi finish.
The handsome blade is coupled to a beautiful burnt chestnut single piece handle and matching custom saya.
Weight: 6.0 ounces
Blade Length: 236 mm
Total Length: 400 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.8 mm
Blade Height: 49.0 mm
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