This poultry knife from Masakage’s Shimo series is fairly unique in that the grind is symmetrical so it will be a truly ambidextrous honesuki which is pretty uncommon unless special ordered. Masakage’s Shimo line is hand-forged by Yu Kurosaki, an exciting young knife maker from Takefu Village who is gaining a great reputation amongst our staff and customers for producing knives with top-notch convex grinds that get extremely thin behind the edge and perform at incredibly high levels. The Damascus cladding on this knife is reactive, but should not be much of a concern in this format as the knife should primarily be seeing work through chicken and other fowl, and as such, won’t cause severe reactivity beyond a nice patina formation. The core steel is a beautifully treated White #2 that will take and hold an incredibly refined edge.
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