The KS Series is Masamoto’s range of high-grade Shiro-ko #2 (White Steel No.2) Hon Kasumi Japanese traditional-style knife. When compared with the Kasumi knife-making process, the production of Hon Kasumi knife requires several extra steps be carried out during the forging, quenching, sharpening and finishing stages of production and requires a higher level of craftsmanship. Unlike the KK Series, the KS Series is completely hand sharpened, polished and finished by especially skilled and experienced craftsmen, which results in extra edge sharpness and a more refined level of finish.
Masamoto KS Series knife uses a blade core of Hitachi White Steel No.2 (HRc. 62-63), which is forge-welded with soft iron. White Steel No.2 is very pure and is capable of achieving a high hardness level without being overly brittle, so it can be used to create very sharp edges with good edge retention that are also easy to sharpen. It is perfect for professional users who like to keep their knives extra sharp.
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.
The Japanese Deba, which is also called the Hon-deba (Literally, “true deba"), is traditionally used to clean and fillet whole fish, but it is also commonly used for breaking down and dressing poultry and other meat with small bones. The significant weight of the Deba is desirable because, with adequate care, the sturdy heel section of the knife can be used to cut or chop through the bones found in small and medium-sized fish and poultry.
Knife Model: Masamoto KS Series Deba
Blade Material: White Steel No.2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
| Deba 150mm (5.9")|
Total Length: 295mm
Blade Thickness: 6.3mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Total Weight: 200g
| Deba 165mm (6.4")|
Total Length: 315mm
Blade Thickness: 6.8mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Total Weight: 230g
| Deba180mm (7")|
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 7.2mm
Blade Width: 54mm
Total Weight: 300g
| Deba195mm (7.6")|
Total Length: 360mm
Blade Thickness: 8.2mm
Blade Width: 55mm
Total Weight: 420g
| Deba 210mm (8.2")|
Total Length: 380mm
Blade Thickness: 8.3mm
Blade Width: 61mm
Total Weight: 470g
|Deba 225mm (8.8")|
Japanese Traditional Style “Wa-Bocho” knives generally come with Single bevel edge for right handed use (the opposite side of blade is ground flat with slightly concaved shape). The reverse grinding left handed version is also available at 50% extra of regular price. (Sorry for much extra! Due to a small demand for the left handed version in Japan, it is costly to run a special small production from the beginning step). We try to keep the left handed versions in stock, but once sold out, it may take 30 to 45 days for delivery. Please contact us first for the availability at email.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and their sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
Great Knife, super Happy with the quality
It’s the most beautiful and well made knife I own. Slices though fish like warm butter. Such simplicity and elegance in craftsmanship.
Could never go wrong with Masamoto,. The saya that comes with it makes it the best deal out there. Customer service was also very friendly and responsive. Great experience overall.
I had a very good shopping exp with them. Easy to communicate and try them best to serve. Thank you so much.
I have been using Masamoto knives since 1982. Still the same set untill today! I am retired now as a professional chef and bought a new set for my son. Thank you for the quick delivery ( 4 days from Japan to Belgium, Europe).