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Masahiro MBS26 hankotsu 150mm

Masahiro MBS26 hankotsu 150mm

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The Masahiro MBS26 Hankotsu 150mm is a specialized butchery knife from Masahiro, a prominent brand based in the cutlery capital of Seki, Japan. It is forged from MBS26 stainless steel, a material comparable to the acclaimed 19C27 steel, known for its durability and sharpness. This hankotsu is designed with ease of maintenance in mind, thanks to its stainless steel build. Complemented by a reinforced pakkawood handle that includes an anti-bacterial agent, it ensures a safe and comfortable grip. 

❖ The hankotsu knife is a robust boning knife traditionally used by butchers for processing hanging carcasses. Its sturdy, triangular blade is crafted for precision, allowing for clean separation of meat from bone and reducing waste. The design includes a pointed tip for intricate work and navigating tight areas, which is especially useful when working with suspended meat. While its primary function is to maneuver around bones in hanging carcasses, the hankotsu's firmness and control also make it suitable for a range of butchering tasks. It is adept at providing close cuts alongside bones, although it is not designed to cut through the bones themselves. This knife is an essential instrument for chefs and butchers who require accuracy and efficiency in meat preparation.


Brand: Masahiro
Origin: Seki, Japan
Steel: MBS26
Steel type: stainless steel
Construction type: monosteel

Overall length: 251mm
Blade length: 144mm
Blade height at the heel: 29.0mm
Spine thickness:
at the handle: 2.2mm
at the heel: 2.1mm
midway: 2.0mm
1cm from the tip: 1.7mm
Weight: 144g

Edge/bevel: 80:20
Handle: reinforced pakkawood
Hand orientation: right-handed
Saya/ sheath: Not included

a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as the Masahiro MBS26 hankotsu knife, please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please note that there may be slight variations in the measurements of handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.

Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.

Care Guide

Proper care is essential for Japanese kitchen knives. Here are some important points to consider:
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge, particularly if you're a beginner.

  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.

  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting. If you prefer a lower-maintenance option, stainless or stainless-clad carbon knives are recommended.

  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.

  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.

  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Japanese kitchen knives. Remember, proper care and attention will enhance your culinary experience and protect your investment.

FAQs: Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-20 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.


  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

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Masahiro MBS26 hankotsu 150mm

Masahiro MBS26 hankotsu 150mm