Masakage Comparison Guide

January 15, 2020 1 min read

Masakage Comparison Guide

Having trouble deciding which Masakage line is right for you? We understand, because we love them all too. Carbon steel, being a bit finicky  isn't for everyone. Other people are only interested in price point. Whatever your priorities, the chart below should help.

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Knife Line
Blacksmith
Steel
Handle
Maintenance Rating
What we like about it
Whats in a name?
SteelStainless Steel
/en deVG10 stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness: 60:62
HandleWa (Japanese) handle
Octagon, American cherry with pakka wood collar
Maintenance RatingEasy, it's stainless steel.
What we like about itElegant and sexy AF.
Whats in a name?Kumo translates to Cloud!
SteelStainless clad with Carbon Steel Core
/en deaogami super blue carbon steel
Rockwell Hardness: 63:64
HandleWa (Japanese) handle
Octagon, cherry wood handle with pakka wood collar
Maintenance RatingDoable, but some care needed.
What we like about itCrazy bang for your buck, more Knifewear staff have Koishi's than any other knife line.
Whats in a name?Koishi translates to Pebble!
SteelCarbon Steel
/en de#2 aogami blue carbon
Rockwell Hardness: 61:63
HandleWa (Japanese) handle
Oval, cherry wood handle with plastic collar
Maintenance RatingPain in the ass.
What we like about itPerformance with a cheap handle.
Whats in a name?Mizu translates to Water!
SteelStainless Steel
/en deVG10 stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness: 60:62
HandleWa (Japanese) Handle
Oval, Magnolia wood handle with pakka wood collar
Maintenance RatingEasy, it's stainless steel.
What we like about itThe perfect gift knife, stainless, beautiful and well priced .
Whats in a name?Kiri translates to Mist!
SteelStainless clad with Carbon Steel Core
/en deshirogami #2 white carbon steel
Rockwell Hardness: 61:63
HandleWa (Japanese) handle
Oval, magnolia wood handle with pakka wood collar
Maintenance RatingDoable, but some care needed.
What we like about itAlmost as great as it's big brother, the Koishi, a great choice for someone getting into Japanese knives.
Whats in a name?Yuki translates to Snow!
SteelCarbon Steel
/en deshirogami #2 white carbon steel
Rockwell Hardness: 61:63
HandleWa (Japanese) handle
Octagon, magnolia wood handle with pakka wood collar
Maintenance RatingPain in the ass.
What we like about itSharp as hell, will rust as you look at it, and thin as a razor. You will love it, but it won't love you back.
Whats in a name?Shimo translates to Frost!
SteelStainless clad with Carbon Steel Core
/en deaogami super blue carbon steel
Rockwell Hardness: 63:64
HandleWestern style handle
Desert ironwood with welded bolster
Maintenance RatingDoable, but some care needed.
What we like about itThe premo Masakage, Super Blue, Ironwood, and designed by Shibata-san to be pure luxury in a knife
Whats in a name?Named after this WW2 fighter Jet.