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Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile
Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile
Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile
Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile
Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile
Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile
Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile
Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile
Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile

Mazaki Hon-Sanmai Blue 2 Gyuto 240mm Migaki DEC 2020 Profile

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$519.00
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For existing K&S Mazaki customers only, please send us an email with your past order number in order for us to validate your purchase. Both AU / US orders are qualified. 

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Hon Sanami Blue 2 Gyuto

Rare hon-sanmai (本三枚)Blue 2 Gyuto. Hon-sanmai here means the sanmai (3-layer, for double bevel knife) billet is cladded by the maker using traditional forge welding method rather than using a pre-cladded billet from the steel factory. These days, most makers are using pre-cladded billets in order to speed up the production and reduce the chance of failure, because forge welding the iron clad with the steel is a point of failure during the knife making process, as the welding could fail if not done properly resulting in a crack forming between the cladding and steel, sometimes even a total split. (Another point of failure is during the heat treading process). As a result, cladding a sanmai billing can inherently be trickier than just doing a nimai (2 layer; for single bevel knife) billet.

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The December 2020 version of the Mazaki has a potiner profile, not as tall and have a very flat cutting edge. Some what resembles the Mazamoto KS Gyuto profile, but of course comes with the signature Sanjo taper.

Unfortunately due to the dramatic change in profile, we cannot offer K&S custom saya for this batch. 

New 2021 Service:

As a knife enthusiast I totally understand that Mazaki's knife has been fast evloving.  Along with performance increase, he often changes his knife profile, particularly his Gyuto. As a result it is never possible to take your old knife as a reference. 

It is sometimes difficult to see slightest change in profile from the pictures, as often the knife is shot at an angle  

So we take the matter into our own hands, and traced the knives that we have, professionally digitized it into a PDF file. You can print it (100%, do not scale) and have a real feel about the  profile rather than guess the profile in front of the screen. 

(PDF file is in A4 size, as long as you don't scale it should be fine for US letter)

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

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Mazaki is a one-man operation based in Sanjo, Niigata. His knife is artistically beautful, and from the very beginning with very high level of Fit and Finish. I didn't look further into it as its cutting style was not my preference. 

A while ago I was able to sample his latest work and was thoroughly impressed by how much it has improved. His knife now cuts much better than his earlier ones. I am particularly impressed that Mazaki's knife is largely finished on a stone by hand, while it is a much more time consuming process, such process ensures the knife is straight and flat with minimal low spots. We are talking about a type of finishing that is very much like Shigefusa's final handle sharpening process (albeit not the same level of polishing), rather than a water grinder sharpening process, which creates uneveness and low spots along the blade road, and sometimes even worse: over-grind. Given the effort that Mazaki-san has put in, the production is understandably very limited, and given the low price, I am sure his work will be highly thought after veyr soon. 

I would confidently rate it amongst some of the best Sanjo knives out there because:

  • Trained under Kato-san, excellent white 2 heat treatment;
  • Tall and long profile, edge has excellent sweet spot;
  • Signature Sanjo grind, with thick spine at the heel, and aggressive taper;
  • Thin behind the edge with excellent cutting performance and food release;
  • Iron cald, will rust if care is not taken!

I am super happy that I can offer you, my fellow knife enthusiasts, another top quality knife from Sanjo.

 

Measurements 

 

  Measurements

Weight 

239 g

Total Length

400 mm

Tip to Heel Length

245 mm

Blade Height at Heel

52 mm

Width of Spine Above Heel 

4.6 mm

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

2.1 mm

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

0.5 mm 

Steel

Blue 2 core with iron clad

Hardness

HRC 64+

Handle Design

Various K&S handle options 

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