Masakage Yuki Honesuki Kaku stainless clad white steel is made in Takefu Japan by Hiroshi Kato, the Masakage Yuki series is a stainless clad #2 white steel with a round Japanese magnolia handle. Yuki is the Japanese word for snow which refers to the texture of the stainless after it has had the scale removed from the forge, this texture is sometimes also called nashiji, or pear. Hiroshi Kato began making knives in 1959 and is a third generation knifemaker.
Honesuki Kaku is a thick triangular Japanese poultry knife, great for quickly breaking chicken and smaller poultry into quarters. The honesuki kaku is designed to quickly go through the joints and backbone.