Experience the Masutani difference - where value meets unmatched quality. We're always on the lookout for knives that redefine the balance between price and performance. With the Masutani, you get a cutting-edge masterpiece without the hefty price tag.
Crafted at its core from VG10 stainless steel by the renowned Takefu Special Steel Company, this knife exemplifies durability. VG10 is celebrated for its high carbon content, ensuring both longevity and remarkable edge retention for culinary excellence. Encased in a softer stainless steel in the unique san-mai style, the knife receives an exquisite finish. A meticulously ground deep blade path reveals the VG10 steel edge, giving it an enchanting hamon-like allure.
Elevate your kitchen aesthetics with its blue-dyed maple wood handle, presented in a modern yo-style Western design, complemented by a sleek stainless bolster. Every detail converges to enhance the knife's aesthetic appeal.
We were taken aback by the performance this affordably-priced knife delivers. Although it might benefit from an initial sharpening to unlock its true prowess, it's poised to rival knives that come with double its price tag. It's an ideal pick for novices eager to embrace the simplicity of a Japanese knife or a cherished gift for budding chefs and home cooks.
Blacksmith: Masutani San
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Cladding: Stainless Damascus
Knife Type: Tall Nakiri
Steel Type: VG10 (stain resistant steel)
Blade Hardness: HRC 60-62
Blade Type: Double-Edged Blade
Weight: 6.0 oz (172 g)
Blade Length: 165mm (6.5")
Total Length: 298 mm (11.75")
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.8 mm
Blade Height: 51.5 mm (2")
Bolster: Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Blue Pakka Wood