The Finest of German & Japanese Knife Crafting
- If you asked us which two countries are globally known for producing the best knives, we would say without a doubt that it is Japan and Germany.
- Both nations have ancient knife crafting traditions that are woven deeply into their respective cultures.
Perfectly Balances European Utility & Asian Beauty
- Doitsujin was crafted using world-renowned German stainless steel and finished with the classic century-old Japanese techniques. It was designed with the intention of being the ultimate hybrid tool.
- It perfectly combines the best practical features of German and Japanese blade making styles. This is even apparent with the translation of the knives name "Dogisujin" which means "The German" in English.
It Challenges the Stereotype
- Historically, Deba knives were designed to be the ultimate fish tool. They’re used for sectioning, gutting, and filleting all different sizes and types of fish.
- However, the European qualities of Doitsujin provide some subtle differences, that allow it to have a much more diverse range of applications.
- One of these differences is the full tang, which adds more weight and leverage to the blade. This enables you to use the knife with more of a cleaving motion, to handle tasks like quickly prepping large amounts of bulk veggies.
Not Just For Fish
- The sheer strength of the tempered German steel also allows you to be much less delicate with Doitsujin’s blade.
- Any Japanese chef would agree that you would never use a traditional Deba knife for cleaving through dense surfaces, such as poultry bones, for fear of chipping the knife's delicate edge.
- But the rigidity of the German steel effortlessly silences these fears and allows you to cut straight through all kinds of small bones with ease.
A Sophisticated Cutting Experience
- Doitsujin was explicitly designed to allow for a Japanese style single bevelled edge, as well as a European inspired double-tapered blade shape.
- Its unique blade profile and weighting makes you adopt a slightly different cutting form than you may be used to.
- Many people have found this to be refreshing, as it provides a different kind of knife experience, one that we see many chefs are starting to prefer over conventional fish and veggie knives.
A Knife to Test the Ages
- At Masuta Knives, we appreciate and love cutlery more than almost anyone.
- But every once in awhile, we find a knife that genuinely reinvigorates our kitchen experience. Doitsujin was that blade for us this year, and we’re so excited that we can share it with the world now too.
- We can confidently say that this knifes creators have perfectly combined the blade crafting methodologies of the German and Japanese people.
- Not only is Doitsujin an exceptionally beautiful knife, but it’s by far one of the most durable blades on the market today.