Honyaki translates as true forged and is the purest reflection of the traditional art of Japanese sword making. Our master craftsmen use the same methods and techniques that the ancient swordsmith handed down from generation to generation to produce knives of the highest caliber. Hand forging these knives from a single piece of high carbon steel require extraordinary skill to withstand temperatures that reach into the thousands within a burning furnace.
The Yoshikuni series of Yoshihiro are the vanguard of Japanese cutlery, representing the highest level of craftsmanship. Forged by master craftsman and finished with the ancient techniques of Japanese sword polishing, our Yoshikuni Mizu Yaki Honyaki Mirror-Finished knives are the highest level of quality in Japanese knives. Mizu Honyaki is a meticulous process of pure water quenching that draws out the hardness of refined steel while infusing it with enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. Honyaki means `true forged` and is the purest reflection the traditional art of Japanese sword making. A single piece of White Steel #2(HRC 64-65), is heated in hearths that reach temperatures in the thousands and quenched by Mizu Honyaki method for hardness and durability. Polished with a brilliant mirror finish, incandescent wisps of light glimmer across the surface of the blade