Masashi Shiroshu Kiritsuke 240mm

If you’ve ever heard me talk about Masashi-san you will know I am a huge fan of his. There are many reasons for this. He likes nihon-shu as much as I do, he likes great restaurants almost as much as I do and I love how seriously he takes his craftsmanship. He is the craftsman’s craftsman. He makes knives for chefs that are rugged, mega sharp and look great.

About the Shape -Inspired by the profile of a traditional European chef knife and badass tip of a Kiritsuke (Traditionally a single bevel knife), double bevel Kiritsukes are a multi purpose knife with a slight meat cutting bias. If you want one knife to do it all, and look cooler than your buddy, this is your knife.  For the at-home or professional cook, we recommend a Kiritsuke which measures between 210mm and 240mm long.

About Masashi Shiroshu - Masashi-san makes a beautifully polished and crazy sharp blade, working entirely by himself hand-forging, sharpening, and putting on the handles. He’s also a bit of a risk taker, forging knives in his flip-flops and lighting cigarettes off white-hot knife steel. Bad. Ass. This shiny, sexy damascus blade combines extreme good-looks with ruggedness and ease of maintenance. SLD stainless steel gets razor sharp, but doesn't rust like carbon steel.


Knife Shape Kiritsuke
Blade Length 240mm
Blade Height 54mm
Weight 225g
Spine Thickness at Heel 3mm
Steel Type SLD Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Oval/Octagon Pagoda wood handle with water buffalo horn collar
Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto
Knife Line Masashi Shiroshu