Blade Masters

By Brandon Johnson

Published on August 4, 2009

The special, stain-resistant Shiro-ko carbon steel used to make many Korin knives is crafted to elegantly transform nature's harvest. Using a Korin knife, I can slice zucchini and carrots into delicate ribbons, and carving tea-smoked duck is like cutting soft butter. Korin's artisans use elements of samurai sword-making in the creation of their knives, and it shows.

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