Masutani is a small blacksmith shop located in Echizen in the Fukui Prefecture. We have just started stocking these knives and we could not be more pleased with the price/performance quotient they deliver.
The knives are made from VG1 stainless steel which has achieved the four major requirements for knives: (1) high hardness, (2) high toughness, (3) high wear resistance, and (4) high corrosion resistance, making it suitable for a wide range of uses, including kitchen knives and hair cutting shears.
Maker: Masutani San
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammered
Edge Steel: VG1 Stainless Steel
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Handle: Oak Octagonal
Weight: 4.5 ounces / 128g
Blade Length: 170 mm
Total Length: 305 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.8 mm
Blade Height: 47 mm