Konjo is a Japanese term that, in the American vernacular, would roughly translate as “Guts”. It suggests courage under adversity, intestinal fortitude, and a dogged tenacity in the face of physical hardship, pain or even danger. This is an admirable quality in anyone, and it makes an admirable name for these new Japanese styled knives.
Inspired by custom knife maker Bud Nealy’s work in the late 1980’s, these knives are available in two different blade styles: with either a reinforced Tanto point style (first popularized by Cold Steel®), or with a “long sword point” that’s particularly well suited for slashing. Both are precision ground out of VG-1 San Mai III® steel and vacuum heat-treated and sub zero quenched for maximum strength, toughness, and edge retention. They are ground to a thin edge before being honed to razor sharpness, and they have an attractive mirror polish and come with a traditional ridge shaped Muné (spine of the blade) and double fullers.
Blade: 4mm Thick,
Blade 5" Long,
Steel Mirror Polished VG-1 San Mai III
Handle: 4 1/4" Long,
Handle Material Polished Black Linen Micarta w/Polished Nickel Silver Bolsters
Length: 9 1/4" Overall
Made in Japan