Just Released !!
SHIKI High End Custom Damascus Series
Mr. Masui , he is now 67 years old of experienced, innovative knife craftsman.
He has over 45 years of knife making experience. However he is still very
active and aggressively challenging to create something new and something
different in designs and ideas.
He is one of the rare craftsmen who can design own knife with own idea,
and realize it all by himself.
This time, Mr. Masui has decided to make High End Custom Line for SHIKI brand knives, which means he needs to devote all his energies, skills and times for producing these new Custom High End SHIKI Damascus Knives.
For distinguishing from other SHIKI selections, Mr. Masui has paid more
attention to select the best materials, and spent much more times for every
making process and detailed hand working process.
For the handle, Mr. Masui researched and managed to import and use much
rare and unique wood material called “California Buck Eye” from U.S.A.
This wood makes beautiful natural texture with mixture of grayish and calm tan coloring. Each wood has a different and unique texture and coloring, giving you a feeling to own the special "one-of-a-kind" knife.
The Stabilized California Buck Eye wood
handle is nicely hand contoured for perfect balance and comfortable grip. Gorgeous 3 Mosaic Pins are the elegant accent
for the unique wood handle.
Unique grey/silver coloring and mat finish of VG-10 Nickel Damascus Blade
is also matching well with the California Buck Eye Handle. Mr. Masui has
struggled and finally achieved this unique mat finishes Damascus blade.
He has tried several acid etching times and processes to test and find
the best appearance of the Damascus layered textures on the decent unevenness
blade surface. He has then added lightly blasted finish and shinny nickel
layers. I'm sure you will love this outstanding Damascus blade finish
Mr. Masui did not forget to pay his special attention to the bolster too, and added extra process to make it matching matt finish and calm silver color for total beauty.
For every part and details, Mr. Masui did not make any compromise and we
are proud to introduce these SHIKI High End Custom Damascus Series knives
for those who seek a pleasure of owning and using in addition to the functions.
Each blade has hand chisel engraving logo
in Kanji meaning “SHIKI Hiroaki made”.
Each item is being available now in limited quantity. This is the Top of the SHKI
line of Custom High End Damascus knives.