KH Series knives feature a special hand-forged Damascus blade, which is produced by forge-welding eight layers of Hitachi Ao-Ko #2 (Blue Steel No.2; HRc. 62- 63) together with several more layers of soft iron.
Masamoto’s artisans use all of their passion, energy and blade smithing expertise to produce these especially beautiful, strongly patterned Damascus blades. The artistry of these KH Series knives truly exemplifies Masamoto’s long tradition of, and commitment to improving, fine craftsmanship.
Blue Steel No.2 has comparable edge sharpness to White Steel No.2, but offers improved strength, toughness and edge retention. This is a useful characteristic for professionals who cannot stop to sharpen their knives during their busy working day.
Each knife is fitted with a ‘D-shaped’ traditional Japanese magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar and also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.
Masamoto KH Series 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. These beautiful masterpieces are well worth waiting for and will not fail to impress you!