Masamoto Sohonten Hongasumi (KS, White 2) Mukimono 180mm

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MASA_KS2718
Weight:
0.55 KGS
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Masamoto Sohonten Hongasumi (KS, White 2) Mukimono 180mm

The Masamoto Shiro-ko Hongasumi (正本 本霞 • 玉白é‹?: The much loved KS line from Masamoto Sohonten. This line is the most popular line from Masamoto, forged with Hitachi Shiro-ko (White 2) steel and iron clad. With only carbon added, the white steel is the most pure form of steel allowing extreme sharpness yet very easy to sharpen. The KS line has better fit and finished compared to the KK line.

Masamoto Sohonten, the undisputed king of Japanese kitchen knives, has arrived at Knives and Stones. Started by Minosuke Matsuzawa in 1872, succeed by Kichizo Hirano in 1891, Masamoto Sohonten is now under the management of the 6th generation Masamoto: Masahiro Hirano. With almost 150 years of history, Masamoto Sohonten is recognized by almost every Japanese chef as the best kitchen knife brand in Japan.   

 

Measurements 

 

  Measurements

Weight 

134 g 

Total Length

324 mm 

Tip to Heel Length

174.5mm 

Blade Height at Heel

38 mm 

Width of Spine Above Heel 

3.3 mm 

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

3.1 mm 

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

0.6 mm 

Steel

White 2 with iron clad 

Hardness

61 to 62 

Handle Design

Ho wood with buffalo horn