Masakage Kumo knives are perennial favorites here at CKTG. Combining great looks, first rate materials, and excellent fit and finish, Masakage Kumo knives represent a perfect balance of price and performance for both home and professional chefs.
This range of kitchen knives is made by renowned blacksmith Katsushige Anryu. He lends his name to the Anryu brand as well as making blades for Masakage in their Kumo and Mizu lines. He has been forging high quality knives for almost 60 years from his shop in the famed Takefu Village, home of some of the world’s best blacksmiths and knife makers.
Masakage Kumo knives are made from VG-10 stainless steel which is particularly liked for its great edge-taking and -holding characteristics. VG-10 has a high carbon content of 1% plus trace elements including chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, cobalt, and manganese. The steel was first created by the Takefu Special Steel Company and is undoubtedly one of the most popular stainless steels used in the making of kitchen cutlery.
The VG-10 core is clad with a multi-layer soft stainless steel which, after grinding and etching, reveals a stunning damascus pattern that reminds blacksmith Anryu-san of clouds. Thus the name, Kumo (clouds in Japanese). The blade is mated to a finely crafted handle made from rosewood with a pakka wood ferrule.
Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: VG-10
Cladding: Stainless Damascus
Region: Echizen, Japan
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Weight: 5.2 ounces
Blade Length: 217 mm
Overall Length: 362 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.8 mm
Blade Height: 46.7 mm
4great knife but be careful around any kind of bone, September 18, 2016
Posted By: Michael ianniello - verified customer
beautiful craftsmanship amazingly sharp. brittle edge is the only down side nicked a bone while slicing and chipped the edge
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