About Suisin Hayate 酔心疾風 本霞
The Hayate is a special line created exclusively by Master Blacksmith Itsuo Doi for the Knife System Company. Master Doi forged his top of the line knives by joining a large blue carbon steel #2 billet with the soft iron body at the lowest temperature possible. The technique is incredibly difficult and is practiced by only the most highly skilled craftsmen in Japan. This remarkable method results in the Hayate’s superior blade strength and edge life. Master Doi took up the mantle of his father, Master Kejiro Doi, when he retired in 2013. The new Hayate line continued by master Itsuo Doi will not have serial numbers and will be engraved “itsu” in kanji on the front of the blade. Each knife is elegantly adorned with an ebony wood handle and presented in a wooden box.
Suisin knives are crafted from the heart. From the initial design to the finished product, knives are repeatedly put to test in professional kitchens before they are released to the public. These knives are the unique by-product of a collaboration between the craftsmen and chefs. Suisin craftsmen are constantly challenging themselves to find new ways to ensure long edge retention and easy maintenance. Their goal is to provide chefs worldwide with the quality and careful craftsmanship that will allow them the precision and control to effortlessly create beautiful food.
Purpose of Maguro Knife
Maguro knives are highly specialized knives used to cut and fillet large whole tuna fish. These knives have an extremely long blade and handle. These lengthy knives are ingeniously designed and crafted with a softer carbon steel blade than other knives, making it easier to repair minor chipping damage sustained to the blade during the strenuous job of filleting large fish. The maguro knife is commonly found in Japanese fish markets such as Tsukiji Market, where they hold tuna auctions every morning.