A compact and small vegetable knife, with a flat blade profilesimilar to a nakiri, but with a more versatile, sickle shaped tip for carving and more delicate fine work. The thin blade and small size of the knife make it an excellent choice for chopping herbs and slicing small vegetables, such as garlic and shallots.
*Masakage knives are handcrafted and will vary in length by a few millimeters.
Aogami #2 Carbon Steel
Oval Cherry Wood Handle with Marbled Resin Ferrule
Katsushige Anryu san
The Masakage Mizu Collection is handmade byKatsushige Anryu san, who is a fourth generation knife maker with over 50 years of blacksmithing experience.
The blue/black kurochi finish on the blades, evoke the impression of cold, deep water, hence the collection's name Mizu (water in Japanese). The blades are forged from Aogami #2 carbon steel (blue), which is an excellent steel that is capable of achieving an extremely sharp and thin edge, while maintaining its durability when properly forged. Proper knife care for carbon steel blades should be followed with this knife to ensure a proper patina forms and that the blade does not rust.
With a 50/50 edge bevel and oval handle these knives are good for both left- and right-handed users. These knives have a cherry wood handle and a marbled resin ferrule. The Mizu Collection offers users an Aogami #2 carbon steel knife, at an extremely affordable price for a coveted steel.
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