Orders will ship out in the order they are received. Shipping have a 1 week delay. No expedited orders during this time. Showroom store is now OPEN. Click here for more...
The showroom store is now open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10am - 6pm. Click here for new showroom regulations. The showroom is taking both store drop-off and mail in knife sharpenings. Please fill out the online sharpening form for all mail in sharpenings. Knife engraving has resumed.
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The Masamoto Ao-ko Layered Hongasumi knives are crafted by uniting four layers of blue carbon steel #2 and soft iron steel. The beautiful pattern on the blades is crafted by a combination of special forge welding and hammering processes. The layers of blue steel create a longer edge retention and more chip-resistant blade than white carbon steel hongasumi knives.
Bevel: Single Edged
Steel Type: Blue Steel #2 (Moisture and acidity will cause discoloration or rust)
For Left-Handed Customer
Left-handed blades must be special ordered from Japan, and will cost 50% more than the right-handed blades. Due to how each traditional Japanese knife is handmade by right handed craftsmen, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to forge and deliver.