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Shibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 190mm
Shibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 190mm Shibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 190mmShibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 190mm
Shibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 190mm Shibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 190mmShibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 190mm

Shibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 190mm

Item #: SKR2-BattG190

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The Shibata R-2 Battleship Gyuto 195mm is a new blade design from the forge of the ever-inventive blacksmith Takayuki Shibata. Over the past year we have become big fans of this young blacksmith and the wonderful kitchen knives he is producing. His first designs featured a reverse tanto style tip that was inspired by the bow of the first ironclad fighting ship in the Japanese Navy, called the Kotetsu (literal translation of ironclad). This new knife also has that classic reverse short sword tip but with a more pronounced angle and point.

The knife is made from R-2 stainless steel that has been hammer forged, san-mai style, with a softer stainless outer layer. The blade face is given a subtle hair line finish and hand-engraved kanji. The edge profile has a slight belly over almost the entire length which will find particular favor with rocking style users. Combine the shorter length of the edge with the fine pointed tip design, and you have a very versatile knife for both regular processing duties as well as more detailed work.

The coupling of a traditional rosewood and black pakka wood handle with this fine looking blade results in a great looking knife, one that is dexterous in hand, nimble in use, and offers a real balance of performance and ease of maintenance.

Yet another winner from Shibata-san!

  • Maker: Shibata-San
  • Location: Fukuyama City
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Edge Steel: R-2
  • HRC: 62
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Type: Gyuto
  • Grind: Double Sided
  • Edge: 50/50
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 4.3oz
  • Height: 45mm
  • Length: 190mm
  • Spine Thickness: 2mm

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    5  Battleship, October 5, 2019
    Posted By: Brian

    This knife is a work horse, my daily driver. The edge retention is well above good and steels back quickly. The longer I own this knife the more I love it. The grinds and shape of this knife are function first which is artful. I'm planning my next Shabata purchase. Highly recommended.

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