Made by master blacksmith Hiroshi Kato, Masakage Yuki knives are Shirogami #2 (White #2) carbon steel clad with stainless steel. The knives are hardened to HRC 62:63. They come with an Oval handle of Magnolia wood and red pakka wood. Cladding a knife with stainless steel on the outside gives you the benefit of easy care while the exposed core carbon steel cutting edge gives you great performance.
Amazingly sharp knife out of the box. Not used to large-ish knives but this was a pleasant surpise.
Could not be happier with this purchase. I dug deep in my pockets for this piece but it is definitely worth every penny.
I watched the videos about the knife and assumed it would be heavier,but I was wrong. It’s very light for a "blade-heavy" knife. Balance point is further than where one would have a pinch grip,just as the video said. The aesthetic is just simply stunning and edge OOTB is exceptional. All in all a quality knife. Definitely worth the investment. Thanks CKTG for the fast shipping!