Minosuke Matsuzawa, the founder of the Masamoto Sohonten Company, started making knives in 1872. It was his dream that his family would come to be "remembered as knife craftsmen throughout the generations." Now, five generations later, Matsuzawa's vision has been realized and professionally crafted Masamoto knives have become some of the best in the world and are widely regarded as the finest knives made for use by professional chefs.
Masamoto's new Western-style line. Made of VG-10, high-carbon steel with added cobalt, molybdenum, and vanadium, these knives are extremely hard, sharp, and stain-resistant.