If this knife were any shorter it would disappear! Thatís a bit extreme, but you get the point. Or at least you will when you try this micro kitchen cutter.
Masakage operates out of Takefu Knife Village, a small enclave of blacksmiths, sharpeners, and other craftsmen located in Echizen, which is part of the Fukui Prefecture of Japan. The cooperative was founded by a group of leading blacksmiths to share their knowledge, skills, and equipment for the betterment of all the participants. Over the years the cooperative has grown and is now one of the centers of knife making in Japan.
The core of the Kumo 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.
The Masakage Kumo Petty 75mm is a champ at paring and peeling tasks. It also shines as a tool for prepping garnishes. This is one of our favorite knife companies and one of our favorite small knives, period!
Weight: 1.7 oz/50 g
Blade Length: 75 mm
Total Length: 204 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.3 mm
Blade Height: 26.2 mm
Steel: VG10 Stainless
Cladding: Stainless Damascus
Handle Shape: Rosewood Octagonal