When the Masakage Yuki line was introduced it quickly garnered attention for its beautiful, elegant aesthetics. As more enthusiasts and pros put these knives to the test, their reputation grew for their performance. This 210mm gyuto couples Hitachi Shirogami #2 steel, reputed to take one of the keenest edges available in cutlery, with a uniquely thin grind resulting in a delicate, high performance edge. While Shirogami #2 is a carbon steel and will patina with use, upkeep is easy with stainless steel cladding.
Blacksmith: Kato San
Location: Takefu Village, Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Cladding: Nashiji Stainless
Edge Steel: White #2
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
Handle: Custom Octagonal
Weight: 5.8 ounces
Blade Length: 211 mm
Overall Length: 362 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3.4 mm
Blade Height: 46.9 mm
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