Mazaki Mizu-Honyaki Blue 1 Santoku 180mm with Snakewood Handle
Mazaki Mizu-Honyaki Blue 1 Santoku 180mm with Snakewood Handle is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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Rare Mazaki Blue 1 Mizu-Honyaki with K&S Snakewood handle. One only.
Can come with the handle attached or without. Please kindly specify.
|Blue 1 Honyaki
|Tip to Heel Length
|Blade Height at Heel
|Width of Spine Above Heel
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade
|Width of Spine at about 1 cm from tip
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;
- carbon steel, 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.
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