Musashi Hamono is a new Japanese Cutlery brand and they mainly focus on selling knives on their website: Mushashihamono.com as I was not aware of the Musashi Cutlery brand I had a few questions for Musashi which they have answered. You can read the small Q&A with Allen from the Musashi Team below.
Musashi Hamono’s Goal
I like the direction and the vision of Mushashi Hamano. In the included letter for my review sample you have added the following:
I like the vision of Musashi by supporting Japanese craftsmanship. It seems like the Musashi brand came out of nowhere therefore I would like to ask the following questions.
Did Mushashi have a physical store based in Japan before they started E-commerce?
Are some of the knives made by a well-known Japanese knife manufacturer or blacksmith but then rebranded to Musashi?
If they are made by some well-known blacksmiths or manufacturers is it possible to name a few or is this a secret?
Are you planning to categorize the knives per prefecture?
Do you plan to add more information like the Rockwell hardness, Spine thickness, Weight, etc?
Do you plan to add more specialized Japanese knives?
Usuba Kanto Style
”Unfortunately, the Kanto Styled Usuba which looks like a single bevel Nakiri is not popular and the Kansai Style is taking over which is a shame”ChefPanko
Usuba Kansai Style
”Single bevel Santoku but with a straight profile like the Kanto Style Usuba but then with a tip at the front”ChefPanko
”Would love to see a Ryodeba a double ground Deba”ChefPanko
”Not popular in the west since it is a specialized eel knife”ChefPanko
”This knife is dying out”ChefPanko
That’s it for this small Q&A and thank you Allen from Mushashi Hamono for answering my questions. I hope that this small Q&A answered some of the questions about Musashi Hamono as a new Japanese Cutlery brand.
〒110-0003 Tokyo Taitoku Negishi 3-1-1
If you have any other questions feel free to ask them in the comment section below or contact Musashi Hamono for more information.
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