Description et Histoire
Masakage Koishi santoku 170mm is a multitasking blade. The santoku is very appreciated for its compact size and its geometry which allow to carry out the majority of the tasks in the kitchen.
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 the blades of his brand. Masakage has several lines of knives, each one of them is forged by a different blacksmith. The brand was created to highlight the know-how of the blacksmiths of the city of Echizen.
The Koishi line is forged by well-known master blacksmith Yoshimi Kato. This series takes the name of Koishi (pebbles), which associated with the finish kurouchi (rough forge) and tsuchime (hammered) gives the impression of river pebbles.
Koishi range knives are forged with a Aogami super steel core. Super easy to sharpen, that gets a razor sharp edge, it cuts like silk and it’s very tough 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.
Made entirely by hand, the handle is made of stabilized and dyed black ash burl.
Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato
Type: 170mm santoku
Steel: Aogami super with stainless coating
Hardness: 64-65 HRC
Blade length: 17.2 cm
Heel height: 4.39 cm
Heel thickness: 2.4 mm
Thickness at the tip: 0.3 mm