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Mazaki Hamono Shirogami #2 Kuro Nashiji Gyuto 240mm Ébène

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Original price $385.00 - Original price $385.00
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$385.00 - $385.00
Current price $385.00

Mazaki-san est un forgeron relativement jeune de Sanjo, mais il est originaire de l’île d’Hokkaido. Ne sachant pas quoi faire de lui-même en tant que jeune homme, il est parti voyager au Japon sur sa moto. Il s’est arrêté à Sanjo et a été fasciné par l’industrie de la fabrication de couteaux et de la forge de la région. Il a décidé qu’il voulait devenir forgeron, alors il a obtenu un apprentissage avec Yoshikane. Il a passé environ 5 ans à travailler chez Yoshikane, mais a décidé qu’il aimerait poursuivre une façon plus traditionnelle et pratique de fabriquer des couteaux. Maintenant, il forge-soude tous ses couteaux en acier au carbone en interne et termine son biseau avec une variété de pierres à aiguiser différentes, toutes à la main. À chaque étape, il s’efforce d’être fidèle au métier.
Mazaki San préfère les Shirogami et Aogami plus traditionnels pour fabriquer ses couteaux, et laisse une finition rustique sur plusieurs de ses lames. Shirogami est tout à fait réalisable pour le forgeron, mais est également capable d’une netteté insensée et d’une rétention des bords. Ses couteaux ont un look résolument traditionnel, tout en se démarquant de la foule comme ses propres créations.

Tips for best results

Make sure your knife will deliver its absolute best by having it professionally sharpened at least once a year. Please note that our meticulously handcrafted Japanese knives are – unless otherwise noted – carbon steel and not stainless steel. To prevent rust, make sure the blades are patted dry – especially when cutting acidic items. Never cut frozen foods, hard products, bone, or twist the blade when using. Never soak in water after use or put in the dishwasher. After use, store in a cool, dry place and avoid high temperature fluctuations. 

Our commitment to you – our customers

Every knife we carry has a lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects and errors. For example, if the handle becomes detached or cracks appear after a few weeks of proper use. Or if there are any blade cracks from the edge to the spine. While such defects are indeed rare, they can occur. In such cases, we will exchange the knife in question or give you a refund. Each warranty case is different depending on the criteria, and we reserve the right in each and every case to evaluate the applicability of our lifetime warranty in the event of any manufacturing defects and errors.

After-Sales service

Do you get the feeling that your knife just can’t “cut it”?

Each knife we carry is supplied with a so-called “factory edge”. Our chef knife range comprises more than 200 different products. While all our handcrafted Japanese knives ship with a “factory edge”, ultimate blade sharpness can vary. If you feel that your knife’s blade edge is not performing to its full potential, feel free to contact us and we will provide you with professional sharpening for free!

Oops! What about the truly Unthinkable?

Was it just through a slight slip of the hand that your knife accidentally fell on the floor and damaged its tip and blade, or it was used to cut a hard, frozen product and chipped? Don’t despair, get in touch with us and we will solve the problem through our in-house, professional sharpening and repair service.

Simply contact us or visit our store to get a free estimate.

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Yasuki Shirogami #2 , Recouvert d’acier oxydable Souple

Steel type

Carbon steel (oxidizable)


64-65 HRC


Handle material

Ébène et Corne de Buffle





Chef knife

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Production area



Naoki Mazaki

What are the different types of Japanese knives?

What are the different types of Japanese knives?

Each Japanese knife is made with a specific purpose in mind. There are types of multi-purpose knives such as the Gyuto which is the equivalent of a chef's knife or the Santoku which translates into: three virtues, a name that well represents its multiplicity. The Sujihiki and the Yanagiba are made for slicing while the Nakiri and the Usuba are specialized for cutting vegetables. Without forgetting the Petty for precision tasks. The list goes on and the possibilities are diverse.

Why buy a Japanese knife?

Why buy a Japanese knife?

Japanese blades are lighter, very balanced, higher hardness, sharper and retain their sharpness longer. This allows the user greater control of his work tool and a clean cut to alter the texture and flavor of the food as little as possible.