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Masashi Kobo Damascus
  1. Masashi Kobo Damascus SLD Gyuto
  2. Masashi Kobo Damascus Nakiri
  3. Masashi Kobo Damascus SLD Petty
  4. Masashi Kobo Damascus Petty + Saya
  5. Masashi Kobo Damascus Gyuto + Saya
  6. Masashi Kobo Damascus Nakiri + Saya
  1. Masashi Kobo Damascus SLD Gyuto
  2. Masashi Kobo Damascus Nakiri
  3. Masashi Kobo Damascus SLD Petty
  4. Masashi Kobo Damascus Petty + Saya
  5. Masashi Kobo Damascus Gyuto + Saya
  6. Masashi Kobo Damascus Nakiri + Saya

Masashi Kobo Damascus SLD Knife Range
Japanese Kitchen Knife

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Extraordinarily beautiful kitchen knives from this young blacksmith in Sanjo City, Niigata. Masashi's knives are light, beautifully balanced, and a joy to work with. He worked for his Uncle at Yoshikane before setting out on his own - his stock is set to rise!

Damascus SLD steel blades, charred chestnut handles, resin ferrules. SLD steel from Hitachi benefits from a high carbon content that holds its edge well, is tough, easy to sharpen and maintain, and with a 12% chromium content is very nearly stainless. It's laminated to an outer cladding of 15-layered Damascus stainless steel, creating a blade of breathtaking beauty.

Tips

    take care with these - the damascus can stain a bit with things like chorizo.

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    Gyuto

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    Gyuto + Saya Sheath

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    Nakiri

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    Nakiri + Saya Sheath

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    Petty

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    Petty + Saya Sheath

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    Set of 3

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    Masashi Kobo Damascus SLD Knife • Gyuto
    • SLD Stainless steel
    • Made in Sanjo, Japan
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
    Knife Care

    Handle Japanese knives carefully - the steel is brittle. Don’t cut bones, don’t use on hard surfaces, don’t chuck them about and don’t put them in the dishwasher. Handle them like you handle your wine glasses and you’ll be fine.

    • Hand wash
    • Avoid soaking - especially the traditional style knives, as it expands the wooden handles
    • Dry thoroughly
    • Store individually
    • Wipe over with Camellia Oil if not using regularly
    • Sharpen every two weeks or so of regular use
    • Use the Niwaki Combination Stone for everyday sharpening
    More About Masashi

    Masashi Yamamoto trained under his uncle, Mr Yoshida at Yoshikane, and produces knives of stunning quality - primarily in his signature SLD steel, a hard wearing, very-nearly-stainless-steel. In 2018 Masashi moved his forge to a new factory in Sanjo (in Niigata Prefecture) and now has two apprentices working with him.

    We think he looks a little like Christopher Walken, and he claims to be a children’s ski instructor - something we don’t doubt.

    Delivery

    UK:

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
    • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Global:

    • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
    • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
    • We use DHL or FedEx, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.

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