- Jul 28, 2011
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I certainly think the Syousin Suminagashi R2 Shiro Kamo has some of the best price / performance ratio for a hand forged, powdered steel knife. It is one of the best sellers at K&S. Customers love it, and I want to make it even better.
The answer is Shinko Kurokumo (辰光·黑雲.
The concept of the Kurokumo is very similar to my Syousin Chiku Migaki line: people really like a standard line, so I make up a even better custom line based on it.
Shinko (辰光 is the K&S in house brand and the Kurokumo (黑雲, black cloud) represents the acid etched damascus pattern. The knife itself is idential to the Syousin Suminagashi namely same profile, same grind and the same core-steel (R2).
Extra compared to the standard Syousin Suminagashi
- Acid etch the blade to give it a more pronounced damacus pattern,
- Rounded choil and spine just like the Chiku migaki and the K&S Tanaka
- K&S signature semi-custom handle: ebony single spacer with blonde / marble ferrule
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