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Think of Masakage as a home for a lot of talented blacksmiths, collectively acting under one roof and name (Masakage). A company started in Echizen by Takayuki Shibata, famed Japanese knife sharpener, it now consists of an assortment of lines which are as unique as the blacksmiths who forge for those lines. Think of it as an aggregation of talent, whereby no matter which knife you buy from Masakage you are guaranteed a quality Echizen product.
The Koishi line of Masakage is amongst one of its most popular. Forged by Yoshimi Kato, all knives in this line consist of a Blue Super Steel (Aogami Super) core steel, enveloped in stainless cladding with a hammered (tsuchime) pattern and an attractive matte kurouchi finish. Simplified this means, a high performance core steel with a high contrast hammer kurouchi finish, make any knife in this line, a true stunner.A nakiri will quickly become your go to vegetable prep knife. The flat surface along the length of the cutting edge means you can say goodbye to accordion cuts. At 165mm, this is the most common knife length for a nakiri around the globe. Why? We have no idea, but clearly the smiths know better since any nakiri you will ever hear about, will have a 165mm version.
- Heel height 60mm
- Spine above heel 2.88mm