MASA-C-001 MASA-C-001
$430.00 $378.00

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It's amazingly durable!

MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP - It is produced one at a time manually by highly skilled master artisans. The unparalleled performances make you feel professional.  The durability is excellent because it made of super blue steel.  The sharpness is amazing because it's hammered when it's forged.

Double layer forged

Echizen cutlery (called Echizen uchihamono in Japanese) is produced around the city of Echizen, Fukui prefecture. A double layering technique is used for knives and a rotated steel joining technique for sickles.
Double layering is a forging method where two blade plates are layered and hammer beaten on both sides. Since the thickness of the blade is doubled by layering, a lot of forceful hammer beating is needed to effectively stretch and thin the knife blade. In addition, double layering prevents any drops in temperature while heating. This removes the need for repeated heating and results in less unevenness on the blade surface.
The rotated steel joining technique involves beating steel into a diamond shaped blade edge by starting from the corner across the whole blade. This technique results in a thin, sturdy, and easily-sharpened sickle blade which stays sharp for a long time.

What is Blue Steel?

- Excellent cutting performance
- Retain maximum sharpness
- Easy to sharpen


The premium Mahogany wood used for the handle is water-repellent and non-slip. The handle is triple riveted to the full tang, which gives exceptional strength & durability.  It's designed for efficiency and comfort and perfectly balanced construction which make you comfortable even for a long time use.

Use & Care
- Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break.
- Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.

- No dish washer

Produced by MASA  
which is completely hand forged and use Blue steel in center of the blade.  It gives amazing sharpness and excellent edge retention.
This line is made especially for house use all purpose knife with skilled blacksmith in Echizen Takefu knife village which is in 700 years of history.

History of Gokaden
Japanese swords were researched after every battle and were renovated to improve its effects.  Furthermore, many talented blacksmiths started emerging during the late Heian to the Kamakura period and five producing districts-Yamato, Bizen, Yamashiro, Soushu, Mino-were established, each with their own style and technique in forging Japanese swords.  In the Katana industry, these five areas became generically known as the “Gokaden” during the Meiji period(1868-1911)


With the purchase of a new knife at HITACHIYA USA, you will receive free initial knife sharpening service as an optional.  This initial sharpening service “Honbazuke” is to enhance the sharpness of blade from factory edge. 
Please contact us and make a request.
Please note that all sharpened knives are not returnable or eligible for exchange.