The Masakage Shimo series of knives are rendered in White #2 carbon steel with a reactive iron Damascus cladding which, we might add, is seriously good looking. The knives are handmade by Yu Kurosaki, a young knife maker based out of Takefu Village that we are particularly excited about. His handling of W#2 in the Shimo is stellar. The knife can take a super silky edge has great retention characteristics, is easy to sharpen and very durable for the hardness it achieves. The symmetrical convex grind is extremely well done and gets very, very thin behind the edge. The fit and finish on this petty are very high. The handle is rendered in traditional, unstabilized Magnolia wood with a more durable Pakka wood ferrule. The edge is very sharp out of the box and has a fairly flat profile.
Weight: 2.6 ounces
Blade Length: 152 mm (6")
Overall Length: 280 mm (11")
Thickness at Heel: 2.8 mm
Blade Height: 34.3 mm
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