Masahiro Honyaki Santoku 175mm
Unique shaped Japanese kitchen knife that are most commonly used in household for cutting vegetables, meat and fish. Masahiro Co., Ltd. is one of the excellent kitchen knife manufacturers in Seki, at the middle of Japan.
Among the numerous ranges of knives produced by Masahiro, the MV (Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel, Honyaki) range is one of the top of the line.The blade is made of High Carbon Molybdenum-Vanadium Stainless steel to enhance hygiene with Rust-resistance. Stainless steel is rust resistant, but less sharp than carbon steel. However, most Japanese stainless steel blades are mixed with various steel materials to increase sharpness. (MV) You will find that some stainless steel blades will retain its sharpness as much as those made of carbon steel.
Those stainless steel blades are not as rust resistant as blades made of 100% stainless steel. The handle is a composition plastic handle which is durable and highly practical, very hygienic for everyday use and longer lasting than a laminated wood handle. It is a three rivet design and use a very wide full tang, almost as wide as the handles themselves, which results in an incredibly smooth rounded handle that feels great in your hand.
They may get rusty if you store them without properly drying after use, or leave them without washing for a long period of time after cutting high acidic food such as lemons or even onions. Stainless steel blades are recommended for those who do not want to spend time on maintenance as they do not rust as easily as carbon steel blades.
Definitely NOT dishwasher safe. Wash with soap and water. Wipe dry prior to storing. Applying Camellia oil regularly is recommended. Longevity and rust-free blade depends on how the knife is cared for.
Item Condition : Brand New
Brand : Masahiro
Model : MV Honyaki
Type : Santoku Knife
Total length : 300mm (11.8")
Blade length : 175mm (6.9")
Blade width : 46mm (1.8")
Blade thickness : 1.8mm (0.07")
Net weight : About 140g
Blade : Molybdenum Vanadium MBS-26
Handle : Acetal Copolymer Resin with Bolster