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Kyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mm
Kyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mm Kyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mmKyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mmKyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mm
Kyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mmKyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mmKyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mmKyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mm

Kyoshi Shindo Blue #2 Bunka 170mm

Item #: Shindo-B170

Average Customer Rating:
(4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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Our Price: $75.00
We are pleased to introduce these fine knives made by Mr. Kyoshi Shindo in Tosa, Japan. This line of kitchen knives is made with Blue #2 Carbon steel, also known as Aogami #2, which is a favorite among our customers. The steel is heat-treated to HRC 62+-, which is the sweet spot for excellent edge retention as well as ease of sharpening.

  • Blacksmith: Kyoshi Shindo
  • Location: Tosa, Japan
  • Grind: Even
  • Steel: Aogami (Blue) #2
  • Cladding: Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Handle: Keyaki Wood Oval
  • Ferrule: Black Resin
  • Weight: 3.9 ozs / 112g
  • Blade Length: 170 mm
  • Overall Length: 310 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 4.8 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 45.9 mm

  • Customer Reviews


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      Lemon - Need Another Sample, August 31, 2022
    Posted By: Andrew Liang
    4 people found this review helpful

    Let me start off by saying I wanted to love this knife so much. As others have talked about, the geometry, thinness of the grind, sharpness are all amazing. Especially at this price point, the quality you get is a bit mind-boggling. However, when I bought this knife and received it, I had just upgraded a lot of my kit, the restaurant was super busy since we were understaffed, and I simply hadn't gotten around to opening this one yet.

    Once I did I very sadly found that the knife hd some deep, semi-circular scratch marks near the heel of the knife and the blade was noticeably not straight about 4/5 down the blade near the tip. Not a huge deal during kitchen prep, but is quite dramatic during sharpening.

    The price has gone up slightly as Mark has restocked, but I'm still willing to roll the dice again and buy another knife since I missed the return window on the first sample I purchased. Fingers crossed that my 2nd Shindo bunka isn't also a lemon.

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      Seriously amazing knife, July 31, 2022
    Posted By: Jordan Ross
    5 people found this review helpful

    My god this is a good knife. Seriously, for the price, this is top tier. I’ve been hearing a lot about Kyohei shindo and the value of this knife and was very lucky to have gotten one when cktg restocked.

    First thing to be aware of and extremely important for the care of the knife is that it is friction fit to the handle. There is no adhesive around the tang to hold or seal it. Personally I like this, as I plan to rehandle it, so taking it off is easy as a couple taps. But if you plan on keeping the oem handle I would recommend sealing it so you don’t rust out the tang and rot the handle. btw the friction fit is perfect and holds tight, so a little epoxy around the tang would be the simplest solution.

    Now on to the review…This knife is amazing. The out of the box edge and grind are phenomenal. The grind is extremely thin and comes to a near 0. This thing is a laser. The signature Tosa lacquer gives the soft iron cladding a fair amount of protection at first but will wash off after a few uses and will become extremely reactive, so remember to wipe pretty religiously to control the patina. The kasumi is sandblasted on, and looks nice for sandblasting but I’m really looking forward to giving it a natural pop with some natural stone hand polishing.

    All in all, this is an all around amazing knife. The bang for your buck goes well beyond the price point. A great all around knife, great if you’re on a budget, but really fantastic if you want to put a little work in to hand finish and custom handle it for yourself.

    If this knife is in stock and you’re thinking about it, grab it, it’s well worth it.

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