This particular line from Masakage has been named Yuki (snow) due to the frosty Nashiji finish; not to mention the white magnolia and red pakka wood handle really gives it a wintery look. How wicked is that?
Handmade with a hard Shirogami (white) carbon steel, then clad in a softer stainless steel, the Yukis are my kinda knife. You get all the pros of a carbon blade, like great edge retention, easy sharpening and a silky, smooth cut, with only minor maintenance issues, as it can rust along the edge. It’s a genius way to make a knife.
These blades are forged by Yoshimi Kato in Takefu Knife Village.
|Steel Type||#2 Shirogami (White carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel|
|Handle||Wa (Japanese) Handle, Oval Magnolia wood handle with Pakka wood collar|