Masakage Kumo Petty 150mm. Masakage Kumo knives are made by veteran blacksmith Ikeda san who has earned his sterling reputation over many years of blacksmithing under Anryu san. He makes various lines of knives under his own name as well as for the Masakage brand.
The Damascus VG-10 steel this knife is crafted from is what gives this series its name; Kumo, meaning Cloud. The pattern is mesmerizing and beautifully done... by hand! VG-10 is a full stainless steel that is popular among knife makers the world over. The steel is very wear resistant and will hold an edge a very long time. Being that it's stainless, corrosion and rust resistance is very high. The heat treat on the Kumo series is in the neighborhood of 61-62 HRC.
The octagonal Rosewood handle is finished with a black Pakka wood ferrule. As with all offerings from the Masakage line of knives; fit and finish is far above average.