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These exceptional Honyaki knives are handcrafted from solid piece of Hitachi Shiro-ko #2 (White Steel No.2) by a select group of Masamoto’s finest Master craftsmen. Each knife is hand sharpened and finished entirely by hand and will surely enhance you joy of cooking.

To ensure the best possible cutting performance and blade hardness (HRc. 64-65). Whilst the hardness, edge retention and sharpness of Masamoto’s Shiro-ko Honyaki knives are truly remarkable, they are also difficult to sharpen and can be easily damaged by incorrect use. In Japan, they are normally only used by very experienced top-star Chefs, and similarly, we only recommend them for people who have extensive experience with traditional Japanese knives, or to knife collectors who wish to keep them in perfect, unused condition.

Each knife is fitted with a traditional Japanese ‘D-shaped’ magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar and also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.

Masamoto’s legendary Shiro-ko Honyaki knives are made by special order request and are available in limited quantities, so please ask us about availability and delivery times before placing an order.