Masakage's Kumo Range

Oozing strength from their unusual matte finish, Kumo knives are some of the most distinctive we’ve seen, with performance to match the looks.

A close up look at the blade and handle detail.

The Kumo range is without a doubt one of our favourites.

They stand out thanks to a striking combination of very dark brown and black wooden handles the blades (unlike most knives) which have a matt type finish instead of a more traditional highly polished one. 

It certainly makes them stand out. Performance is exactly as you'd expect - exceptional.

The blade stays sharp and the combination of light weight and comfortable wooden handle mean these are well worth considering and the range runs from small Petty knives through to a large carving knife. 

What you get

Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the crafts men who made it. So while not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...

All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly (and you should be) then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.

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