If you like thin blades that cut like lasers, then you’re gonna love Masakage’s Mizu. Hand forged with#2 Aogami steel, this line is super thin and super affordable. Dubbed Mizu (water), these blades have a blue/black kurouchi nish giving the impression of cold, deep water. Paired with an oval cherry handle and a not too fancy plastic collar, these knives represent an excellent ‘bang for buck’ agenda.
Aogami (blue) carbon is my kind of steel- super easy to sharpen, takes a brilliantly sharp edge, cuts like silk and is very rugged for its hardness. The extremely hard blue carbon steel core is laminated between softer layers of carbon steel. Since the blade is not stain- less it requires a bit more care. Keep the blade dry to avoid tarnish and if you ever see a bit of rust on the blade remove it immediately with a coarse dish scrubber and soapy water.
These blades are forged by Katsushige Anryu in Takefu Knife Village.
|Steel Type||#2 Aogami (Blue carbon) Steel|
|Handle Material||Cherry wood handle with plastic collar|