Masakage's Kiri Range
Kiri means mist in Japanese and the damascus cladding on this range of knives represents this perfectly!
The Kiri range of knives are made by veteran blacksmith Hiroshi Kato San. He's been making knives since he was a teenager and being 68 years old that's a fair bit of experience! The core steel in these knives is VG10, a steel invented especially for the cutlery trade and they are clad in a softer stainless steel. This means these are incredibly easy to look after. They hold an edge for a very very long time too meaning more time in the kitchen and less time on the stones!
They also look incredibly beautiful too, with their oval magnolia handles topped with a red pakka wood ferrule and the beautiful swirling damascus blade.
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 craftsmen who made it. So while you're 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.