Made of a soft polyvinyl acetate material, reduces the impact of the knife minimizing stress to not only your knife but to your hand as well. With a non-slip surface the cutting board allows for precise and accurate cuts!
White binchotan is chemical free, almost smoke free, and burns three times hotter than American charcoal for up to 4-5 hours. The incredibly high heat preserves the flavorful juices and adds a beautiful sear!
Virgin Carbon / Junkou Steel / V Special 2 Base Steel (Not Stain Resistant)
* Hardness Rockwell C scale
For Left-Handed Customer
Left handed Honesuki, Yo-Deba, Hankotsu and Garasuki knives must be special ordered from Japan. Please allow us to take 4 to 6 weeks.
What is Pakka Wood? Pakka Wood is a high quality and long lasting material created by combining resins with sheets of hardwood in multiple layers. Treated with heat and pressure, a solid piece is created. Not only is pakka wood beautiful, it is also strong and moisture resistant.
The Masamoto Virgin Carbon knives have a junkou steel (virgin carbon) blade and a pakka wood handle. The handles are rounder and larger than other lines in Korin’s collection, which make them comfortable for those with larger hands. Steel enthusiasts prefer carbon steel knives above stain resistant blades due to their exceptional sharpness.
The yo-deba is the Western-style version of the traditional Japanese deba. It is a heavy-duty butcher knife used for cutting through bones and semi-frozen food.
General knife care tips and warnings
Never wash knives in the dishwasher
This is not stain resistant. It will rust and discolor after cutting acidic ingredients or if one leaves it wet.
Improper care will result in chipping.
Please wipe knives dry after use to prevent rusting. Korin recommends wiping carbon knives with tsubaki oil to keep moisture off the knife.
Western style knives sold at KORIN have significantly thinner blades than typical Western knives. Use of honing steels or sharpening machines may result in chipping.
Please be cautious when inspecting carbon knives with wet hands after purchase. We ask customers to inspect all knives prior to using, and will not accept returns on damaged goods. In the event you receive a rusted knife, please call customer service within 48 hours, and we will be happy to assist you.