Masakage yuki honesuki 150mm. 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.
This Honesuki rocks ass! Mark recommended this one and now I see why. I was looking for a better alternative to the Tojiro DP Honesuki,but with the same level or durability. This knife crushes the Tojiro. Itís similar in comparison to a .22 caliber rifle and a .357 magnum.
This knife has become one of my all-time favorites. I find myself looking for excuses to use it :-)
Chicken bones are no match for this beast of a blade. I have used and abused this knife plenty in the approx. 6 months that I have owned it and it shows no sign of any wear,even after breaking down dozens of birds. I even used it to bone out a couple of whole hogs I helped a friend butcher.
I’ve touched it up once on my edge pro system,but it was more because I "felt it was time" than because the blade had dulled.
In fact,I have been so impressed,I am currently looking into the rest of the Masakage line to supplement my ever-growing collection of Japanese knives.
As always,CKTG was quick and courteous. They have made a lifetime customer out of me!