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Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom
Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm CustomMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm CustomMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom
Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm CustomMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm CustomMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom

Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom

Item #: C1231

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Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm Custom.

This line of knives from Matsubara has become one of our favorites on the site in a short amount of time. They combine beautiful aesthetics with fine craftsmanship and outstanding performance. Katsuto Tanaka is the principal blacksmith responsible for hand-forging these lovely blades in his famed shop located in the town of Matsubara in the city of Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture.

Tanaka-San uses the very popular Aogami 2 steel as his core component. He hardens the steel to a Rockwell rating of 62HRC. This is a sweet spot for Blue #2. He then forge welds a layer of soft stainless steel to the core (hagane) using a technique known as san mai. This involves covering both sides of the blade without wrapping the outer layer (jigane) over the spine. The hagane thus shows through at the edge and on top of the spine. These knives must be kept clean and dry to avoid corrosion to the exposed hagane. The jigane then receives a really lovely nashiji, or pear skin, finish.

The Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm has a profile that is quite flat at the heel end and then transitions into a nice curved belly about halfway along the edge. Blade height is very generous for a 210mm gyuto. This is a robust blade in size and weight which will find favor with users looking for a knife that feels solid and stiff. The heft and strength are confidence inspiring. It comes with a very nice custom octagonal handle.

  • Brand: Matsubara
  • Blacksmith: Tanaka-San
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Finish: Nashiji
  • Knife Type: Gyuto
  • Edge: Even
  • Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Blade Length: 210 mm
  • Total Length: 357 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.5mm
  • Blade Height: 52 mm
  • Handle: Custom Octagonal
  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Beast of a knife, February 24, 2019
    Posted By: Andrew

    I have been slowly moving this knife (not custom handle, just stock handle version) into a rotation when I work in a pro environment. Tall blade that holds a great edge and had excellent food release. If you want a great performer on the board, with veg and proteins in mind, look into this thing. Most 210's have heights in the 45-48mm range, this one is very tall - great for big veg and you will not hit knuckles on the board with this thing. Takes and holds a great edge - last use was on two boxes of onions and two each of broccoli and cauliflower - no need for stones at this point (might strop it a few times) - these things are just great performers in a pro environment - if you want a great performer at a reasonable price, this is a great option. Not a rocking knife, but a superb push/pull and chopping profile - great on veg, and a good short knife with proteins - better than most at the price point - and the tall blade is a gem with big veg

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    5  Amazing workhorse, November 30, 2018
    Posted By: Roman

    Amazing knife .Keeps a sharp edge for a while .definitely a good purchase


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    5  Amazing!, June 25, 2018
    Posted By: Todd Maxson
    2 people found this review helpful

    I have quite a few j knives but this was my first custom. Arrived today and is everything that I antipcipated! 8 otb edge, fit and finish that I expected. Eased spine and child, beautiful craftsmanship! A plus to city and Matsubura.

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