|Masanobu knives are made out of a VG-10 cobalt stain resistant steel blade and a pressed wood handle with a metal bolster to provide exceptionally balanced weight. This line was developed by combining traditional Japanese knife aesthetics with state of the art computerized laser processing technology. The VG-10 cobalt blade is one of the highest quality steels used in knife production, and has an excellent edge retention. Masanobu knives are available in the standard and damascus styles. Masanobu Damascus knives are laser printed to have a damascus look and without sacrificing sharpness. Left-handed users must have Masanobu Damascus line knives converted for left-handed use.|
IRON - primary element of steel
CARBON - the most important element for hardening, and for strength
MANGANESE - grain structure of the steel, hardening and wear resistance
MOLYBDENUM - prevents brittleness and maintains the steel’s strength at high temperatures
COBALT - for hardness and corrosion resistance
CHROMIUM - important for corrosion resistance. Steel having 11.5% to 13% chromium is
VANADIUM - essential for giving the blade its ability to harden. Also for wear resistance
and toughness of the blade, as well as the ability to take a very sharp edge.
- HRc: 62
- Bevel: 70/30
- Steel Type: Stain Resistant
For Left-Handed Customer
- This Western-style knife can be changed to left-handed by Korin's resident knife master.
- The fee for this conversion is $25.00 and will be added to the cost of your purchase.