The KURO series is a heavy ironclad knife that feels substantial in the hand while the Walnut handle is smooth and warm. The White #2 Carbon edge with soft black iron cladding provides a distinctive look as the final layer of iron has an oxide coating to help prevent rust. Heavy and solid, these knives are heavy duty workhorses
Hand engraved with the Kikuichi chrysanthemum logo.
Blade - 3 Layers
Edge - White #2 Carbon steel
Layers - Iron. The black oxide coating is produced during heat treating, and only the cutting edge is polished, this is called a Kurouchi finish by our knife craftsmen.
HRC - 62
Bevel - Double
Bevel Angle Ratio - 50:50
Handle - Traditional octagonal wa handle made of Walnut and water buffalo horn ferrule
CAUTION - Blade will patina and may rust if left wet. This is NOT a stainless steel.