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Yusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm
Yusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm Yusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mmYusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mmYusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm
Yusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm Yusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mmYusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mmYusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm

Yusaku Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm

Item #: MSA-H15U
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Yusaku Blue #2 Honesuki is made by a young up-and-coming blacksmith we have recently discovered. His name is Kousuke Muneishi and he is a 3rd generation blacksmith 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 his 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 offering is a nice 150mm Honesuki 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. It comes with a Japanese octagonal handle with a traditional Urushi blue colored finish.

  • Blacksmith: Kousuke Muneishi
  • Location: Tosa Japan
  • Construction: San Mai / Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces / 102g
  • Blade Length: 152 mm
  • Total Length: 280 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 36.96 mm
  • Handle: Blue Urushi Octagoanl
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