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Masakage Kumo Bunka 170mm
Masakage Kumo Bunka 170mm Masakage Kumo Bunka 170mmMasakage Kumo Bunka 170mm
Masakage Kumo Bunka 170mm Masakage Kumo Bunka 170mmMasakage Kumo Bunka 170mm

Masakage Kumo Bunka 170mm

Item #: KumoBunka

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Masakage Kumo knives are made by master blacksmith Katsushige Anryu. After serving his apprenticeship under his father, he took over the family shop and has now been fashioning some of the most highly respected knives for 50 years. The Kumo line of kitchen knives are named after the Japanese word for cloud, which Anryu-san says the finished knife reminds him of.

Kumo knives are constructed with a core steel of VG-10 stainless steel which is known for its great edge taking and holding characteristics. VG-10 is a stainless steel with a high carbon content of 1%. Trace elements include 15% chromium, 1% molybdenum, 0.2% vanadium, 1.5% cobalt, and 0.5% manganese. The steel was first created by the Takefu Special Steel Company.

The inner core, or hagane, is covered with multiple layers of a softer stainless steel which is then etched to reveal the stunning damascus style blade road with that unique storm cloud pattern.

The banno bunka is a great all-around knife, featuring a flat edge profile for push cutters and a pointed tanto profile tip for detail work. It is a great alternative to a small gyuto or santoku. Edge bevel is a symmetrical 50/50 grind, so the Masakage Kumo bunka is great for a right- or left-handed user. The traditional octagonal handle is very nicely finished and made from rosewood with a pakka wood ferrule.

  • Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 168 mm
  • Overall Length: 310 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.7 mm
  • Blade Height: 46.1 mm

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Excellent blade, January 28, 2018
    Posted By: Craig Guinn - verified customer

    I struggled a little with this one, my third from the site. Spent several hours comparing steel, hardness, shapes and history of the smiths. This one is very quick and functional for a medium sized blade. The shape is pleasing and pragmatic. The Damascus cloud pattern is stunning. It sharpens well with my 1k to 8k stones and the bamboo and leather strop kits. I look forward to pulling these out of the block and using them. The handle is well sized and the shape helps with control. This is my favorite, until I use another one. Im really taken with the Japanese tradition, and feel privileged to own blades steeped in history. The VG-10 is a great core steel and takes a nice acute edge. Scary sharp, not quite as good as the super steel, but excellent for a stainless. Apologies for the composition, but thoughts as I reflected on my experience.

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    5  Excellent blade, January 27, 2018
    Posted By: Craig Guinn - verified customer

    I struggled a little with this one, my third from the site. Spent several hours comparing steel, hardness, shapes and history of the smiths. This one is very quick and functional for a medium sized blade. The shape is pleasing and pragmatic. The Damascus cloud pattern is stunning. It sharpens well with my 1k to 8k stones and the bamboo and leather strop kits. I look forward to pulling these out of the block and using them. The handle is well sized and the shape helps with control. This is my favorite, until I use another one. Im really taken with the Japanese tradition, and feel privileged to own blades steeped in history. The VG-10 is a great core steel and takes a nice acute edge. Scary sharp, not quite as good as the super steel, but excellent for a stainless. Apologies for the composition, but thoughts as I reflected on my experience.

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    5  Masakage Kumo Bunka, July 31, 2017
    Posted By: Tony C rabb - verified customer

    This is my second Masakage and was a present. It is a truly lovely knife,very light and almost the only knife you will ever need . Superb edge and great for delicate tip work or rapid slicing and dicing. I love it.

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    5  Masakage Kumo Bunka, May 3, 2017
    Posted By: Khaled Al Tal - verified customer

    Excellent and beatiful knife!!

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