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Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm
Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm
Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm

Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm

Item #: MAN-B18U

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The Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Bunka 180mm is made by a young up-and-coming blacksmith we have recently discovered. His name is Kousuke Muneishi and he is a 3rd generation blademaker heralding from Tosa. His grandfather started the Muneishi Cutlery Mfg company in 1955 to produce farming and forestry tools. His father took over management of the business and continues making these specialized cutting tools using mainly Aogami #2 steel.

Now grandson Kousuke has begun making kitchen cutlery to expand the family business and add to his blademaking skills. We are very impressed with these first efforts and have high hopes of a long relationship with this talented young man.

We have named these knives Yusaku and the kanji on the blade reflects this branding. The last character is pronounced Yu, but also can be pronounced as Suke when used in a name. The first kanji is Saku and it means work. So Yu-Saku means the work (or produced by) of Kousuke!

This bunka is made from Blue #2 steel that is laminated with a stainless steel. He uses the san-mai method and applies a very nice nashiji finish on the blade face. The grind is very well realized and quite sophisticated. It is thin behind the edge and has a nice profile.

  • Blacksmith: Kousuke Muneishi
  • Location: Tosa, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Finish: Nashiji
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • Stainless Clad
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Weight: 5.1 oz (144 g)
  • Blade Length: 185 mm
  • Overall Length: 330 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.3 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 46.8 mm
  • Handle: Oak Urushi Octagonal
  • Please note that an epoxy is applied to the top of the handle to protect and secure the blade; this is intentional but can sometimes appear to be in excess.



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      Gumbo machine, December 28, 2019
    Posted By: Chuck

    This is a good knife. Very well balanced with a solid feel. The shorter length makes it very maneuverable. It has great fit and finish, and was (of course) very sharp. Mine came out of the box and prepped sausage and chicken gumbo for 80. It held its edge the whole day.

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