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Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mm
Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mm Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mmMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mmMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mm
Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mm Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mmMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mmMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mm

Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mm

Item #: MA2-K21W

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The Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Kiritsuke 210mm has, like most kiritsuke style gyutos, a profile that is quite flat from the heel to about two thirds along to end. It then transitions into a gentle curve to the kiritsuke tip. The blade length is a medium 212mm which is perfectly proportioned to the 48mm height. Of course the outstanding physical feature is the reverse tanto tip. Not only does this result in a knife with a flatter profile but also one with a more blade-forward weight distribution. This is a fairly robust blade which will find favor with users looking for a knife that feels solid and stiff.

The Blue #2 core steel is a very popular carbon material which has the same carbon content as white steel #2, but with additional elements chromium and tungsten. With these additional ingredients, Blue #2 blades often display better edge retention and durability. The outer stainless steel cladding aids in rust prevention and ease of general maintenance. 4th generation blacksmith Katsuto Tanaka is the principal blacksmith at Tanaka Kama Kogyo, a famed shop in the town of Matsubara in the city of Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture. We're big fans of Tanaka San's work. This hand crafted knife is truly a family affair with mother, son, grandson, and wife assisting Mr. Tanaka when making these knives.

  • Brand: Matsubara
  • Location: Nagasaki
  • Blacksmith: Tanaka-San
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Finish: Nashiji
  • Knife Type: Kiritsuke
  • Edge: Even
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Weight: 8.3 ounces
  • Blade Length: 212 mm
  • Total Length: 368 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.75mm
  • Blade Height: 48mm
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Please note, Mr. Tanaka puts a notch in the tang and this is done on purpose and is not an installation mistake.



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      Great Knife, April 12, 2019
    Posted By: ARCE

    I purchased this kiritsuke knife since I've been waiting for the 240mm. It was a great buy and can't wait for the 240mm to be available, the stainless cladding makes it easy to care for. The hammer tone makes it a good looking knife overall. PS.. Keep Making Video Reviews... good way to learn about your products.

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