A product of Tosa cutlery-making traditions handed down over three generations, this Masano knife is the embodiment of the true spirit of skilled artisans – proud blacksmiths of the Toyokuni Knife, Inc. factory. This knife's characteristic sharpness is the result of smith forging and drawing fully upon the strength of Yasuki Blue and White steel, which are traditionally used in Japanese swords. Cultivated throughout centuries in the course of fieldwork and toiling in the mountains, this impressive piece of equipment imparts an authentic heft and a palpable, solid reliability.