Masakage Santoku Knife with a 165mm blade
The Masakage Mizu knives are made out of hand forged Aogami 2 carbon steel, a great knife steel. The blacksmith is Mr. Ikeda, he also does the Anryu Aogami series. Mizu is the Japanese word for water and the blue/black finish gives the knife a cool look as a deep ocean. The blades are relatively thin and the knives are light in weight but still very good balanced. The oval handle is made out of cherry wood which gives a nice contrast to the dark blade. This knife require a little bit of maintenance as it is not stainless, but the cutting power and the handling are superb for that price price range.
- weight: 125gr
- blade length: 172mm
- total length: 316mm
- hrc: 62-64