Masakage Kumo knives are made by veteran blacksmith Katsushige Anryu. Anryu-san has earned his sterling reputation over many years of blacksmithing. He makes various lines of knives under his own name as well as for the Masakage brand.
The Kumo line of knives has been a top seller in or store for years. It combines some of the most desirable traits that knife users seek out: great profile and grind; easy to maintain steel; excellent fit and finish; and that very cool looking damascus steel.
The core of these knives is made from VG-10 stainless steel. This is one of the most popular stainless alloys in the kitchen knife business. It has some fine properties including great edge taking and retention, super corrosion resistance, and an overall toughness that is hard to beat in a stainless steel. The outer damascus layer is made from a softer stainless alloy to protect the core steel and add subtleness and shock resistance to the blade. The cladding is heavily etched to reveal the stunning pattern that resembles storm clouds.
This is a good sized petty for almost every small cutting task around the kitchen. Board cutting and hand held processes are both within the scope of this blade, along with the ability to take on garnishes and other artistic style cutting needs. The blade is mated to a rosewood octagonal handle with a black 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: 2.3 ounces
Blade Length: 134mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2mm
Blade Height: 30mm
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