Masakage's Koishi Range
Inspired by river pebbles, the Koishi range is a timeless classic that will last for years.
Created by Hiroshi Kato san, a 69 year old blacksmith from Takefu Village who has been practicing his trade for 51 years these are some of the finest knives we stock and are not just functional kitchen knives, they're pieces of one off craftsmanship anyone would be lucky to own.
These knives have been named Koishi (pebbles) as the tsuchime (hammered) and kurouchi (black) finishes, create the look of river pebbles. The beautiful cherry and black pakka wood octagon handle, the whole range are light and well balanced.
Don't just take our word for it though, here's what one of our customers thought:
The Masakage Koishi 240mm Gyuto is a beautiful knife and the tsuchime finish is a real stunner. Furthermore it's hammered by hand, what is not that often.
This knife is razor sharp out of the box and doesn't need any extra grinding before using it. It's a real pleasure dicing and mincing veggies with it, but you have to keep in mind that the tsuchime finish tends to be a bit sticky.
Service from Cutting Edge Knives was sublime, what is of extra value as I'm a non domestic customer. Thanks folks for everything.Best regards, Alfredo
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 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.