Store Hours and Sharpening Services click here. 2 weeks delay on tableware/kitchenware orders and 1 week delay for knives
Updated pandemic hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10am - 6pm. Click here for new showroom regulations. Customer Service hours are from 10am-6pm on Mondays to Fridays. 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.
20% Off Knives. Use Promo Code: KSALE20
Knife Specialist Hotline: 646-951-7242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Masamoto Shiro-ko Honyaki knives are forged from a single piece of white carbon steel #2, adorned with a magnolia or ebony wood handle and a water buffalo horn bolster. Masamoto Sohonten’s honyaki knives represent the company’s long standing history and prestige in Japan. White carbon steel honyaki style knives can achieve the sharpest edge possible out of all traditional Japanese knives, but are incredibly difficult to forge and use. Korin only recommends honyaki knives to those very experienced with traditional Japanese knives.
Bevel: Single Edged
Steel Type: White 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.