Matsubara Wavy Face Blue #2 Bunka
170mm custom is made by blacksmith Katsuto Tanaka who works from his famed shop in Omura City, Nagasaki Prefecture.
Aogami 2 carbon steel is undoubtedly one of the most popular steels used to manufacture kitchen knives. It is noted for its outstanding edge life and overall toughness. The core steel is covered san-mai style with soft stainless steel which receives a lovely finish. The hammer marks on these blades are real, not stamped with a press. The cladding adds strength, reduces mass, and makes maintenance much easier.
Blade height is generous, especially for a bunka
of this length. This is a robust blade in size and weight which will favor users looking for a knife that feels solid and stiff in hand and on the board.
Steel: Blue #2
Finish: Hammered (Wavy Face)
Knife Type: Bunka 170mm
Weight: 5.4oz / 150g
Blade Length: 171mm
Overall Length: 305mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.3mm
Blade Height at Heel: 50.7mm
Handle: Burnt Urushi Oak Octagonal