Masakage Koishi AS bunka 170mm EN


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Masakage Koishi AS bunka 170mm is a multi-tasking blade, its compact size makes it very pleasant to use. The beveled tip allows you to perform tasks that require more precision with great ease.

History and curiosity

The Masakage brand was created by the famous master sharpener Takayuki Shibata. The latter takes care of the finishing and sharpening of each of his brand’s blades. Masakage has several ranges of knives, each of which is forged by a different blacksmith. The brand was created to highlight the know-how of blacksmiths from the town of Echizen.

The Koishi range is forged by the well-known master blacksmith Yoshimi Kato. This series takes the name Koishi (pebbles), which associated with the kurouchi (rough forge) and tsuchime (hammered) finish gives the impression of river pebbles.

The knives in the Koishi range are forged with a super Aogami steel core. A super easy to sharpen steel that achieves a razor sharp edge, it cuts like silk and it is very sturdy for its hardness. It’s called SUPER for a reason. The outer layer is made of stainless steel, which makes this knife very easy to maintain.

The handle

Made entirely by hand, the handle is made of pearlescent resin with a silver nickel spacer.

Technical sheet

Brand: Masakage

Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato

Series: Koishi

Type:bunka 170mm

Steel: Aogami super with stainless coating

Hardness: 64-65 HRC

Blade length: 17.5 cm

Heel height: 4.79 cm

Heel thickness: 2.7 mm

Thickness at the tip: 0.5 mm

Weight: 146g

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg


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