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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 210mm gyuto is by far one of our most popular knife styles and length. Whether you are a home cook or a busy on the line professional chef, there's just something about 210mm that fits the sweet spot for most. Kind of like having a shoe that's half a size larger so when you decide to put on a warmer pair of socks, the shoe still fits seamlessly. To tie it back to knives, what we mean is, 210mm is a very versatile length which belongs in any kitchen!
Region: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato
Sharpener: Takayuki Shibata
HRC: 63 - 64
Core Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Cladding: Tsuchime (hammered) Kurouchi (Black) Stainless Steel Cladding
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Hand Sharpened by the legendary Takayuki Shibata
Blade Length: 210mm
Blade Height: 48mm
Spine at heel: 2.8mm
Spine mid. 2.2mm
Overall Length: 360mm
Handle: Octogonal Cherry Handle with Black Pakka Ferrule