A product of Tosa cutlery-making traditions handed down over three generations, this Masano knife embodies the spirit of the proud blacksmiths of the Toyokuni Knife, Inc. factory, true artisans that they are. This knife's characteristic sharpness is the result of smith-forging and draws fully upon the strength of the same Yasuki Blue and White steel traditionally used in Japanese sword-making. This impressive piece of equipment, the result of centuries of fieldwork and stoiling in the deep mountains, sports the heft of an authentic piece of Tosa cutlery and a reliability that is palpable.