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Masahiro Chef's Knife

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Summary

Widely considered to be one of the three most presitigious knife makers in all of Japan, the Masahiro Company creates knives with professional-level performance in mind. Each blade is crafted of Masahiro’s proprietary steel, which undergoes a multi-stage process of quenching, sub-zero treating and tempering to achieve the optimum balance of strength and flexibility. The blade is ground asymmetrically, allowing for a thinner cutting edge and unmatched sharpness.

  • The chef’s knife is one of the most used knives in the kitchen and is perfect for chopping, slicing and mincing.
  • Blade is made of Masahiro’s proprietary MBS-26 high-carbon steel with a Rockwell rating of 59 HRC, representing the ideal mix of hardness and flexibility for a kitchen knife.
  • Edge is ground at 80% on the right and 20% on the left to allow for a thinner, sharper edge than standard symmetrically ground blades.
  • Mirror-polished by hand for a beautiful finish.
  • Full-tang construction adds balance and control.
  • Lightweight yet durable resin handle is hygienic and moisture resistant.
  • 8” chef’s knife: 8”-long blade; 4 3/4”-long handle; 5 1/4 oz.
  • 10” chef’s knife: 10”-long blade; 5”-long handle; 6 1/2 oz.
  • Handcrafted in Japan.
Use & Care

Use

  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone or frozen food, as the blade can be easily damaged.
  • Chopping in an up and down motion will dull the blade over time. Slice through foods with a forward and backward motion to prolong the blade’s sharpness.

Care

  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
  • Avoid cleaners containing bleach.
  • Sharpen your knife at home using a whetstone or ceramic stone, or have it sharpened by a professional.
  • Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.
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