Konosuke has created a new and beautiful line called Sumiiro. Konosuke Sumiiro has a core of SLD, hardened up to 65 HRC, and is clad in stainless steel. The toughness of Mr. Nihei’s forging, combined with this cladding results in an excellent "all-arounder" of a blade while the lack of reactivity can give you peace-of-mind that you don’t 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 “the color of India ink,” as is seen in Japanese hand-painted calligraphy.
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Steel: SLD Stainless
Finish: Kurouchi Nashiji
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Weight: 3.1 oz/ 88g
Blade Length: 156 mm
Overall Length: 296 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 4.2 mm
Blade Height: 31.8 mm