Hand forged with Aogami Super, Masakage’s Zero line is top notch, a high performance knife combining unbelievable sharpness and pure hotness. These blades make people stop in their tracks to catch a second look, with an Ironwood handle pinned with a mosaic, making the shape of the chrysanthemum- the Zero’s play second fiddle to no knife.
Aogami Super is like the king of steels - super easy to sharpen, takes a brilliantly sharp edge, cuts like silk and is very rugged for it’s hardness - It's called super for a reason. They are then clad in a softer stainless steel to help lower any maintenance issues (possible rusting). Brilliant!
Hailing from Takefu Village, a third generation blacksmith, Takeshi Saji started under his father and master at 18 and now has over 50 years under his belt. After becoming the full successor to his master at the age of 30, he has been striving for a better blade ever since. His daughter-in-law is now following in his footsteps as his apprentice - no easy “feet”!
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||Aogami Super (Super Blue carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel|
|Handle Material||Desert Ironwood with welded bolster|