Murato Classic Knives
Where are Murato Classic Knives by Shimomura Industrial made?
Smimomura Industrial knives are handmade in in Niigata prefecture, former province Tsubame-Sanjo, that used to be a famous Japanese sword producing district for centuries. Since 1874, Simomura Industrial has been passing the forging and polishing technologies for generations of masters. It takes up to 35 steps to create each knife, and each stage requires the experience of the professionals. While keeping the traditional quality, Simomura Industries is also moving forward together with new technologies, like using microscopes for determining blade thickness, angle and the load applied upon cutting or creating new own instruments for blade making.
Four reasons to choose Murato Classic Knives by Shimomura Industrial
Murato Classic series was born upon the heavy demand of the professional chefs, with careful listening of their needs. It features the following special properties:
- The blades are made from molybdenum and vanadium enriched cobalt alloy VG10 steel as a core with layers of softer stainless steel for the surfaces. This combination makes Murato Classic knives resistible to wearing and rust, easy to sharpen and keeping the sharpness for a long time.
- A traditional Tsubame-Sanjo water polishing technique helps to soften the blade’s curve in a special form called "Hamaguri blade" or "Clam blade". Hamaguri blade returns back from the cut pieces easier than the usual blade, allowing not to damage delicate products.
- All Murato Classic knives are precisely calculated for the weight balance. The right distribution of weight between the handle and the blade gives the feeling that the knife weights less than it actually do. This aspect is highly valued by Japanese chefs as it helps not to wear off the hands after the long working day.
- The handle form is unique; it includes specially measured curves for fingers and the thickness change from up to down for better gripping in the hand.
In 2021, Murato Classic series knives received prestigious award OMOTENASHI Selection for the best products and services representing Japanese quality to the world. Now you can buy Murato Classic Knives by Shimomura Industrial from Japan in our store.