Matsubara Blue #2 Wavy Face Santoku 180mm. This knife has a unique cladding design that Mr. Tanaka developed using a special anvil on his spring hammer from his famed shop in Omura City, Nagasaki Prefecture.
Aogami 2 carbon steel is undoubtedly one of the most popular steels used in the manufacture of kitchen knives. It is noted for its outstanding edge life and overall toughness. The core steel is covered san-mai style with a soft stainless steel which receives a lovely wavy face finish. The cladding adds toughness to the blade.
We combined his blade with a sweet custom handle that our friend Isaiah Schroeder made using 5,000 year old, stabilized bog oak with a nice maple spacer and blackwood ferrule. It's a perfect combination and one of the nicer knives we've done this year, especially at this price point.
Steel: Blue #2
Finish: Hammered Wavy Face
Knife Type: Santoku
Weight: 6.3 ounces
Blade Length: 178mm
Total Length: 327mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.3mm
Blade Height: 51 mm
Handle: Custom Stabilized Bog Oak Octagonal
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