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Yusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm
Yusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm Yusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mmYusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mmYusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm
Yusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm Yusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mmYusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mmYusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm

Yusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm

Item #: MSA-G21B

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $159.95
The Yusaku Blue #2 Gyuto 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 son 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!

The first offering is a nice 210mm gyuto made from Blue #2 steel that is laminated with a soft iron. He uses the san-mai method and leaves the forgerís scale (kurouchi) on the blade face. The grind is very well realized and quite sophisticated. It is thin behind the edge and has a nice profile that will match most kinds of cutting styles.

These are high value knives that belie their keen price. The overall package of well executed grinds, good fit and finish, and an all-purpose design add up to a knife that will appeal to many users, both professional and home based.

  • Brand: Yusaku
  • Blacksmith: Kousuke Muneishi
  • Location: Tosa Japan
  • Constrcution: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Edge Steel: Hitachi Blue #2
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi/Sand Blast Shinogi
  • Edge Grind: Double Bevel/ See Choil Shot
  • Weight: 6.0 oz/ 170g
  • Blade Length: 218 mm
  • Overall Length: 365 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.38 mm
  • Blade Height: 44.05 mm
  • Handle: Walnut Octagonal
  • Photos are updated with the new handle
  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Excellent!, November 22, 2019
    Posted By: Jeremiah A Dusek

    This knife is well balanced and incredibly sharp out of the box. I look forward to seeing how it holds up in a professional kitchen. I already like it more than other knives I've owned.

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    5  Amazing ... , June 23, 2019
    Posted By: nick_m - verified customer

    Rustic and rough around the edges. But thatís part of its charm. Put my own edge to it which was surprisingly easy with my #1000 and #5000 Suehiro Cerax. The edge I got was unbelievably sharp even when compared to my other Gyutos that cost more. I was concerned that edge retention may be an issue but it has held up well. One of the best buys Iíve made. Thanks Mark for making the adjustments on your site to enable the purchase.

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    5  Great!, March 25, 2019
    Posted By: Eric

    I like this knife a lot. I don't have a lot of experience with nicer knives, but compared to everything else I've owned or used a friends' houses, this thing has been so much better. I've been using it daily (home kitchen, at least 2 meals a day) for almost 3 months, and it's still really sharp. I use it for everything, and it's a great all-around knife. There is a good stiffness and weight to it, so it didn't feel dramatically light compared to my previous knife. The shape seems to work well with different cutting techniques.and using different parts of the blade. The black scale on it and the lighter ground portions make it look really handsome. Mine has a similar, but custom octagonal handle, so I can't comment on what comes stock. I'm not sure what else would be helpful, but I'm really happy with this knife.

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    5  Excellent Gift, October 28, 2018
    Posted By: Jules Shantz - verified customer

    We purchased this as a groomsman gift for our upcoming wedding. It arrived quickly and looks excellent. After the wedding we're going to buy one for us.

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