An excellent mid-size gyuto, the handmade blade is a work of art with a nashiji finish that looks like snow.
Using laminated white #2 steel this knife gives you amazing sharpness while still being stain-resistant. The cutting edge though will take on a patina (rust coloured patterning) as it is carbon steel but we like that, it ages well with its owner and takes on a character of its own. Treat it well and it will last a lifetime.
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- Blade Length: 247mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 405mm (Blade tip to handle end)
- Blade Height: 51.8mm (Heel to spine)
- Blade Thickness: 3.01mm (Spine width above the heel)
- Total Weight: 199 grams
- Core Steel: White #2
- Cladding Steel: Stainless
- Hardness: 61-63 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Japanese
- Handle Material: Oval magnolia with red pakka wood bolster
- Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)
Product SKU: MASA-004-##
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Meet the maker
Yoshimi Kato is a highly skilled blacksmith working at the Takefu knife village and makes a number of different knife ranges under his own name and for other brands such as Masakage.