The HC line from Masamoto sports a Black Pakka wood handle, No-Seam stainless steel bolster and a full tang running the length of the handle. Sharpened with a 70/30 bevel and made from pure virgin carbon steel, these knives are known for their superb edge retention. Just wipe dry after use to keep the knife from rusting. Being made from carbon steel, they do require more care to keep from rusting and chipping. This 240mm model is perfect for the professional kitchen or where more length is required on the cutting surface.
You know you have a winner when you hold one in your hand. After reading so much about it,I finally got a Masamoto HC,and it really lives up to what was claimed. Excellent fit and finish,weight,balance,takes a screaming edge at sharpening. I can get through the day’s tasks with no worries. It will be one of your best investments in cutlery.