Matsubara G3 Nashiji Matsubara blades are made by our friends, the Tanaka family in Omura City, just outside Nagasaki. The origins in the blacksmith tradition came to the town with refugees from the Battle of Dannoura, over 800 years ago. Those techniques 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.
The knife you see here is a petty knife made with high quality stainless steel called G3, or Ginsan. It's a steel well known in Japan that takes a nice sharp edge with good stainless properties. Mr. Tanaka puts a beautiful stainless steel cladding on these knives and finishes it with a nashiji finish which looks great in person.
Weight: 2.9 oz (84 g)
Blade Length: 156 mm
Overall Length: 280 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.7 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 34.0 mm