"This is my 240mm Masakage Shimo gyuto. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My 240mm Masakage Shimo gyuto is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my 240mm Masakage Shimo gyuto is useless. Without my 240mm Masakage Shimo gyuto, I am useless. I must sharpen my 240mm Masakage Shimo gyuto true."
-From a famous film about philosophical chefs in tight situations
This knife is made by Kurosaki san. He is a young blacksmith, but just killing it now. He is making knives like an old master blacksmith can and he’s in his mid-forties. It’s clear that he loves making knives.
The blade is fat and rugged enough for my restaurant abuse (please keep in mind that I’m not overly abusive on knives) and sharpens so easily that it’s always crazy sharp, like a white carbon laser beam. The carbon steel takes on a patina quickly and starts looking bad ass and unique quickly. I can pick mine from a lineup of 10 others. It is mine.
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