Masamoto Ao-ko Honyaki

正本 玉青鋼誂鏡面仕上

Loved and admired by collectors, Masamoto’s highest quality yanagi knife is entirely handcrafted from a single piece of blue carbon steel #2. Each piece is embellished with an ebony handle, a water buffalo horn bolster, and a silver ring. Honyaki knives made of blue steel are less brittle and have a longer edge retention.


  • HRc: 64-65 
  • 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.

List Price: $
Price: $1,713.00
Item #: HMA-AHYKY-EE-330
Size: 12.9" (33cm)
List Price: $3290.00
Price: $3,290.00
Item #: HMA-AHYMYA-EE-300
Size: 11.7" (30cm)
Style: Sashimi Slicer
List Price: $2680.00
Price: $2,680.00