Masakage's Shimo Range
Hand forged shirogami steel with a pattern designed to resemble morning frost the beautiful blades match perfectly with the white pakka wood handles.
Want to know just how much skill and craft goes into the making of a Shimo knife?
The blacksmith - Kurosaki san actually designed a new hammer with a raised x shape just to create the beautiful frost design on the blade.
A look at the detail on the blade on the 270mm Sujihiki
Although relatively young in blacksmith terms, Kurosaki san has been working since 2002 honing his skills and designs and we're sure you'll agree this is a fine range of knives both in looks and performance.
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.