MONZABURO WaGyuto 240mm Honyaki Knife w/ Ebony Handle

MONZABURO WaGyuto 240mm Honyaki Knife w/ Ebony Handle
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MONZABURO Custom Wa Gyuto White II Steel 240mm Blade Knife w/Octagon shaped Ebony Handle w/ Magnolia wood cover

Matsui Cutlery Co., Ltd.

Matsui Cutlery Co., Ltd. was established in 1932. The company has been created cooking knives for 75 years. The company has been good rival with Masamoto company for a long time. Masamoto Company and Matsui Cutlery Co., Ltd. used to make the high quality craftsmanship knives at Sakai, Osaka where is the world famous cutlery products for hundreds years. Matsui Cutlery Co., still makes their knives at Sakai.

MONZABURO is the one of major professional knives series of Matsui Cutlery Co., Ltd.

We placed the order the knife as a custom knife.

The blade is used Japanese steel called white II steel on the whole blade that is called Honyaki. That is more expensive than Hongasumi Style knives which is softer steel on the back of the blade and the blade edge is white II steel. The beautiful ripple lines on the both side of blade are for making the backside of the blade softer, because it become shock absorber for the harder edge side. The ripple lines derive from putting on mud marks, when the blade heat up in the forge.

The handle is made with beautiful octagon shaped Ebony with water buffalo horn bolster. Those corners get to fit our hand easily and not slippery. Ebony is very hard wood, so it lasts much longer than Magnolia.

This is a custom order to Matsui Cutlery, and I asked for thinner thickness and single bevel blade edge for right hand.

HRC: 62+

Blade length is 9 1/2h(240mm).

Knife total length is 15 1/2h (395mm) Knife weight is 7.2oz. The end part of the back of blade width is 3.0mm(1/8h) wide.