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Masakage is a rare company that employs a group of blacksmiths that each are masters in their own craft by bringing them together to form Masakage. All based out of Takefu, Masakage, run by renowned knife sharpener Shibata Takayuki is one of our store favourites.
The Yuki Special is exclusive to us here in Toronto. It uses a rosewood octagonal handle and has our personalized “王” Kanji carved in. This knife is made by master blacksmith Hiroshi Kato. Kato - san has been making knives for over 50 years and continues to do so striving for excellence in Takefu knife village. He was awarded the certificate of traditional craftsmen in 2008.
Production has now been taken over by son Yoshimi Kato. With dad's close supervision of course.
|Blade||165mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||Shirokami #2 / Stainless Clad|
|Handle||125mm / Octagonal Rosewood|