The Masamoto Shiro-ko Kasumi: Forged with Hitachi Shiro-ko (White 2) steel and iron clad. With only carbon added, the white steel is the most pure form of steel allowing extreme sharpness yet very easy to sharpen. The KK line suits users with limited budget but still wanted the same cutting performance as the KS line, they are also great for beginners wanting to try out the traditional Japanese single bevel knives.
Masamoto Sohonten, the undisputed king of Japanese kitchen knives, has arrived at Knives and Stones. Started by Minosuke Matsuzawa in 1872, succeed by Kichizo Hirano in 1891, Masamoto Sohonten is now under the management of the 6th generation Masamoto: Masahiro Hirano. With almost 150 years of history, Masamoto Sohonten is recognized by almost every Japanese chef as the best kitchen knife brand in Japan.
|Total Length||367 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||199 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||49 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||4.1 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||3.7 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip||3.4 mm|
|Steel||White 2 with iron clad
|Handle Design||Ho wood with black buffalo horn ferrule