Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Masakage Knives launch party

Masakage Knives started as bit of fun for Shibata san and myself. While in Banff (January 2009) we spoke about what we loved  about kitchen knives and what would make our perfect knives. By June we had our first line available at Knifewear.  A good bit of fun really.  Now we are ready to launch Masakage Knives. We currently have seven lines each consisting of 2-9 blades.

Shibata san is Hiroshima's top knife sharpener and I am arguably Canada's largest knife nerd. At least the nerdiest. We have been sending prototypes back and forth, selecting the steel we want for each line, choosing handles, adjusting shape, height and width of individual blades, fine tuning the appearance of each knife and naming each line. This was/is one of the most fun times of my life. I believe we've created kitchen knives that are new, unique and desirable.

Masakage knives are all handmade in Japan by four of our favourite blacksmiths. Kato san, Anryu san and Kuroskai san hail from Takefu. Kageura san works on Shikoku Island near Tosa.
The knives represent what we love in kitchen knives. High performance, sexiness and personality. As you can imagine we are more than a bit proud of these knives.

 Currently Masakage knives are available exclusively through Knifewear.

Our launch party for Masakage Knives is at Knifewear on Tuesday 4 May starting at 6pm. Beer by Wildrose Brewery and food by Sugo. Hope to see you then.

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