Kunio (former Masutani) knives are manufactured in Echizen, the modern “knife city” of Japan. The company is run by Mr. Masutani, a 4th generation blacksmith and the brother of the owner of Ryusen Hamono, a well known Japanese brand. Mr. Masutani exploited his more than 30 years experience in bladesmithing and decided to make knives by himself with the main goal being to produce high quality knives using the best materials at affordable prices.
The line we are featuring is made of the famous stainless steel VG-10, present an attractive Damascus pattern and are equipped with western style pakka wood handles in two colours.
Lately the brand has been renamed to Kunio and these are great knives for beginners in the Japanese knife world or for those who like to choose a great Japanese knife without breaking the bank.