It Just Looks Awesome
- From the exotic-looking Afrikan Mkuriti wood handle to the beautiful black Martensite steel. This knife is a stunning work of art that is sure to catch the eye of any onlookers!
Every Blade Is Unique
- The blade profile features hammer-dimples, which are created by the bladesmith for two purposes. One is to prevent food from sticking to the blade, and the other is to help absorb impact vibrations.
- Not only does this “tsuchime-like” pattern look really cool, but it also means that each blade is slightly different from the last, meaning that every knife is unique!
The Legendary Martensite Steel
- Martensite steel is formed by rapidly heating and cooling (quenching) a non-magnetic iron alloy at such a high rate that the carbon atoms do not have time to diffuse out of the crystal structure in large enough quantities to form cementite (Fe3C).
- This results in a steel that has moderate resistance to staining (because of the chromium), as well as incredible durability and edge retention.
- Other historical applications of this uniquely durable steel are surgical instruments, turbines, ball bearings, and engine shafts.
Another Beautifull Blend of Cultures
- If you’ve followed us at Masuta for long enough, then you know that we love the rich cultural stories that the world of knives can teach us. This exotic Kiritsuke knife named Tansochuushin 炭素中心, which translates to “Carbon Core” once again shows us how the best things come from blending cultures!
- Martensite steel actually is inherently German, and it was created by the German metallurgist Adolf Martens (1850–1914). Yet when we combine this fantastic steel with the traditional Japanese design of a Kiritsuke blade, we end up with a beautifully exotic, but formidable knife!