Masakage Kiri

About Masakage Kiri

Masakage Kiri knives are handmade with VG10 stainless steel. The super sexy Damascus steel is hand manipulated by Kato san. Paired with the white (magnolia) and red (pakka wood) oval handle the overall balance and feel is what chefs desire.

These knives are hand forged from VG-10 high carbon stainless steel and laminated with 49 layer nickel Damascus stainless steel. VG10 was created for knife making. What a clever idea. This steel has the highest recommendations in the production of knives by authorities such as the British Steel Confederation, C.A.T.R.A and the Solingen Institute of Steel in Germany. VG-10 cuts awesome, stays sharp for a long time, and isn’t impossible to re-sharpen – unlike some hard stainless steels. 

Hiroshi Kato san is a 68 year old blacksmith from Takefu Village who has been practicing his trade for 51 years. He runs a very professional workshop with great apprentices like Yuu Kurosaki san, Toru Tamura san. 

All Masakage Knives are handmade in Japan by blacksmiths chosen for their excellence. Shibata san,Hiroshima’s top knife sharpener, selects and design these knives. All Masakage knives are hand sharpened by Shibata san with his unique technique of using a different grit on each side of the blade. This gives a smooth, sharp edge that stays sharp longer than standard sharpening.

Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60:62
Handle Shape Oval
Handle Material Magnolia wood handle with pakka wood collar
Blacksmith Hiroshi Kato

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