With a history of over 150 years, Masamoto is one of the best known and preferred brands of traditional Japanese knives in Japan and the most praised and selling among Japanese sushi chefs around the world.
The Sujihiki is a slicer for boneless meat and fish. It is double bevel in comparison to its brother Yanagiba which is single bevel and the name translates to “muscle cutter”. It is usually long and thin with a low profile and the purpose of it is for cutting in one single slice in order to create minimum cellular damage (That preserves the original texture and flavor of the protein). Perfect for slicing and back draw cut motions.
Another member of the KS family, the Sujihikis are the choice of the ones wanting a double bevel slicer with an impeccable fit and finish. Fully handmade not only in forging but also in sharpening, polishing and finishing stages. Knives that have achieved a legendary status, made from White 2 steel, famous for its purity and sharpness. Long edge retention but also easy to sharpen makes it the ultimate choice for the ones seeking an always extra sharp knife. The 270mm blade lenght is the most common choice among slicer lovers.
|Brand / Blacksmith:||Masamoto|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||280 / 445|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Steel type:||Shirogami 2 (White-2) (Non Stainless)|
|HRC hardness:||62 – 63|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||D-Shaped / Magnolia / Water Buffalo|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||2,3 / 0,3|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||38|
Important Note: This is a Carbon Steel knife and not a stainless one. Requires attention and care in its maintenance like quick washing and drying after use, storing in low humidity area and application of mineral oil if not used for some time.
Over time it will form a patina that will protect it from rust. In case rust appears, use baking soda on wet blade, leave it for 10 mins and rub carefully with your finger or a soft sponge. In case rust is not removed, contact us for further instructions.