The Masamoto KI (White 1) line is an improved version of the The Masamoto Shiro-ko Hongasumi (White 2), which is one of the long favourite among the Japanese chefs. The white 1 has more carbon content than steel is harder, more pure than white 2 therefore feels even sharper.
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.
Edge Length: 320 mm
Over all length:490 mm
Weight: 263 g