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Masakage Mizu Honesuki 150mm
Masakage Mizu Honesuki 150mm Masakage Mizu Honesuki 150mmMasakage Mizu Honesuki 150mmMasakage Mizu Honesuki 150mm
Masakage Mizu Honesuki 150mmMasakage Mizu Honesuki 150mmMasakage Mizu Honesuki 150mmMasakage Mizu Honesuki 150mm

Masakage Mizu Honesuki 150mm

Item #: MizuHonesuki

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This line of Masakage knives is made by world renowned blacksmith Ikeda san at Takefu Village. He has been crafting fine blades of all kinds for over 10 years.

The knife is constructed with an Aogami #2 carbon steel core hardened to 61-63 HRC. This is then wrapped in a reactive cladding layer using a hammer forged san-mai method of awase (cladding). The jigane (outer layer) is given a kurouchi finish which entails leaving the black carbon deposit from the forging process on the face of the steel. It is removed about halfway down the upper blade road to reveal a lovely transition to the inner Blue #2 steel edge. While this rustic kurouchi finish will inhibit oxidation, this knife is an all-carbon steel construction and will patina with normal use.

The main function of a honesuki knife is to process poultry and other birds. It is perfect at this task because of its stiff and tough triangular shaped blade. The extremely pointed tip is ideal for getting into the joints of birds but not for breaking bones. You will need a cleaver for that task.

The knife is coupled to a cherry wood handle with marbled resin ferrule. The Mizu line is Masakage's most affordable and represents an excellent opportunity to try world-class craftsmanship at a very reasonable price.

  • Brand: Masakage
  • Line: Mizu
  • Blacksmith: Ikeda san
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Cladding: Iron
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Weight: 4.8 oz (138 g)
  • Blade Length: 154 mm
  • Total Length: 295 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 4.1 mm
  • Blade Height: 41.4 mm
  • Edge Grind: 50/50 (see choil shot)
  • Handle: Cherry Oval
  • Please note there is a "step" or "ridge" between the handle and the ferrule and this is a common complaint. It's not a defect, it's how they're made.



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      After some time..., February 8, 2019
    Posted By: Null_User - verified customer

    I've been using this for a boning knife and it works great! Needed some thinning and handle work but for the price point it's fantastic. The steel holds a hair shaving edge through hours of butchery.Great product.

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      Fair value for the money , January 9, 2019
    Posted By: Martin Winter

    Good knife for the price, big difference between the horn and handle. I sanded it flush and refinished the handle.
    Blade was heavily coated, I removed it with acetone.
    It did come really sharp, just 20 passes with a strop and it was ready to go.
    Average value, but pretty good overall.


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      Excellent Value, August 30, 2018
    Posted By: mjdavid

    As you may have discovered, there are many attributes of Japanese Knives to consider before purchasing. Sometimes you find a knife that has the perfect combination of these. For me this knife has the following: An excellent grip. The handle on this line of knives is not pretty; but it feels so good in the hand that you just want to pick it up and go to work. The craftsmanship on the blade itself is priced well below average. It's nimble and sturdy at the same time. The grind (on the Mizu line) is very forgiving meaning that you won't have to worry about chipping so much as you would on a more thinly ground blade. I would consider this a house knife in certain kitchens. Not too nice but not to too shabby. This is an excellent value.

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      sharp lightweight, March 12, 2018
    Posted By: kevin - verified customer

    really sharp. very happy.

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      For Serious Chefs, January 12, 2018
    Posted By: Shawn Crawford - verified customer

    Out of the box, this knife can slice chicken as precise as you need it. Beef as thin as you want it. Very high quality, I bought this as a gift for my brother and I plan on buying more this line.

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