The Kumo line of kitchen knives are named after the Japanese word for clouds.
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
. 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