Masakage's Koishi Range

The stunning two-tone blade combined with outrageously good performance means these knives are at home in almost any kitchen.


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.

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.

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.

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