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Matsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mm
Matsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mm Matsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mmMatsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mmMatsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mm
Matsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mm Matsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mmMatsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mmMatsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mm

Matsubara Blue #2 KS Nashiji Gyuto 240mm

Item #: MOA-G24BW

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There are many knives and styles that garner praise and an almost cult following among kitchen knife lovers and collectors. Amongst these are the many fans of the profile and performance characteristics of the classic Sabatier chef knife. The shape has been mimicked by many makers resulting in some particular iterations receiving unmitigated praise. As a result of this demand we asked one of our favorite blacksmiths, Tanaka-san, to realize his interpretation of this ubiquitous blade.

Matsubara blades have a rich tradition of blacksmithing that goes back many centuries. The techniques that have come from these centuries of smithing are still being used today in the production of knives and farm tools. Tanaka Kama Kogyo is a 4th generation blacksmith who owns the shop and his blades are very popular in this part of Japan. Tanaka-san lives and works with his entire family in his blacksmith shop outside Nagasaki.

Tanaka-san hand forges these fine blades out of Aogami 2 steel. He hardens the steel to a Rockwell rating of 62HRC, which is a sweet spot for Blue #2. He then forge-welds a layer of soft stainless steel to the core using the san-mai method of awasi (cladding).The hammer marks you see on these blades are real, not stamped with a press.

  • Brand: Matsubara
  • Location: Nagasaki
  • Blacksmith: Tanaka-San
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Finish: Nashiji
  • Knife Type: Gyuto
  • Edge: Even
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Weight: 6.1 ounces / 174g
  • Blade Length: 244 mm
  • Total Length: 390 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3mm
  • Blade Height: 49mm
  • 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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      Awesome Craftsmanship, August 16, 2021
    Posted By: Brett

    Finally changed up my everyday knife for this beauty after almost 8 years. Always hard to say goodbye but I haven't wanted to change back since. Super light weight and yet sturdy! Awesome craftsmanship!


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