Hand forged from Shirogami carbon steel, Masakage’s Shimo line have a very sexy look with their hand manipulated Damascus finish. Dubbed Shimo (frost), these cool blades are said to resemble frost on a window. To achieve this, look the blacksmith uses a hammer with a raised ‘X’ on the face. Paired with the white (magnolia) and black (pakka wood) octagon handle, the overall balance and feel is what chefs desire.
Shirogami (white) carbon is pretty darn great- super easy to sharpen, takes a brilliantly sharp edge, cuts like silk and is very rugged for its hardness. The extremely hard white carbon steel core is laminated between softer layers of carbon steel. Since the blade is not stainless it requires a bit more care.
These blades are forged by Yu Kurosaki in Takefu Knife Village.
|Steel Type||#2 Shirogami (White carbon) Steel|
|Handle Material||Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon magnolia wood handle with black pakka wood collar|