Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm

Special: Mazaki Blue 2 Hon Sanmai Damascus Gyuto 240mm

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One-off Hon-Sanmai, Damascus Blue 2 Mazaki Gyuto 240mm

  • Likely the very first commercially available 240mm Damascus Mazaki Gyuto in 240mm
  • One only, what you see is what you will get
  • Hon-Sanami, Mazaki did the forge welding himself, along with the Damascus cladding
  • The F&F has improved signficantly over say a year ago, I am very happy for the improvement 
  • Paired with a heart shaped K&S handle in double blonde horn and stabilized two-tone Amboyna burl
  • Exclusive K&S Argentine Lignum Vitae saya matches the handle perfectly. 
  • Costed me an arm and a leg, it is very likely that I won't get another one soon :(
  • Collector item

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Rare hon-sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto. Hon-sanmai here means the sanmai (3-layer, for double bevel knife) billet is cladded by the maker using traditional forge welding method rather than using a pre-cladded billet from the steel factory. These days, most makers are using pre-cladded billets in order to speed up the production and reduce the chance of failure, because forge welding the iron clad with the steel is a point of failure during the knife making process, as the welding could fail if not done properly resulting in a crack forming between the cladding and steel, sometimes even a total split. (Another point of failure is during the heat treading process). As a result, cladding a sanmai billing can inherently be trickier than just doing a nimai (2 layer; for single bevel knife) billet.

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Mazaki is a one-man operation based in Sanjo, Niigata. His knife is artistically beautful, and from the very beginning with very high level of Fit and Finish. I didn't look further into it as its cutting style was not my preference. 

A while ago I was able to sample his latest work and was thoroughly impressed by how much it has improved. His knife now cuts much better than his earlier ones. I am particularly impressed that Mazaki's knife is largely finished on a stone by hand, while it is a much more time consuming process, such process ensures the knife is straight and flat with minimal low spots. We are talking about a type of finishing that is very much like Shigefusa's final handle sharpening process (albeit not the same level of polishing), rather than a water grinder sharpening process, which creates uneveness and low spots along the blade road, and sometimes even worse: over-grind. Given the effort that Mazaki-san has put in, the production is understandably very limited, and given the low price, I am sure his work will be highly thought after veyr soon. 

I would confidently rate it amongst some of the best Sanjo knives out there because:

  • Trained under Kato-san, excellent white 2 heat treatment;
  • Tall and long profile, edge has excellent sweet spot;
  • Signature Sanjo grind, with thick spine at the heel, and aggressive taper;
  • Thin behind the edge with excellent cutting performance and food release;
  • Iron cald, will rust if care is not taken!

I am super happy that I can offer you, my fellow knife enthusiasts, another top quality knife from Sanjo.

 

Measurements 

 

  Measurements

Weight 

297 g 

Total Length

 401  mm 

Tip to Heel Length

241 mm 

Blade Height at Heel

53 mm 

Width of Spine Above Heel 

6.6 mm 

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

2.7 mm 

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

0.8 mm 

Steel

Blue 2 with Damascus cladding (will rust)

Hardness

65+

Handle Design

K&S Heart Shape 

 

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