Konosuke has created a new and beautiful line - the Sumiiro. Konosuke Sumiiro has a core of SLD, hardened up to 65 HRC, and is clad in Stainless steel. The toughness of Mr. Niheiís forging, combined with this cladding, results in an excellent Ďall-rounderí of a blade while the lack of reactivity can give you peace-of-mind that you donít need to be wiping down the blade constantly.
The finish is stunning with a beautiful Kurouchi Nashiji finish. This handsome finish looks great without much of the maintenance a soft-iron-cladding finish can demand. "Sumiiro" means ďthe color of India ink,Ē as is seen in Japanese hand-painted calligraphy.
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Steel: SLD Stainless
Finish: Kurouchi Nashiji
Handle: Chestnut D Handle
Weight: 5.6 ounces
Blade Length: 213 mm
Overall Length: 363 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 4.43 mm
Blade Height: 45.98 mm