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

Yusaku Blue #2 Kurouchi 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 burnt finish. Our honesuki sayas do not fit this knife. Get the blade guard.

  • 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: 3.6 oz (102 g)
  • Blade Length: 154 mm
  • Overall Length: 286 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.6 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 37.5 mm
  • Handle: Burnt 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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      My go-to #1 knife!, March 7, 2022
    Posted By: Stuart Johnson

    I bought this with the intent of using it like a mini-gyuto style utility knife. It has quickly become my first choice do-it-all knife! The blade is not too thick and it has a good general purpose shape, not as triangular as some honesukis. I like this shape because it is taller at the heel than most pettys to give knuckle clearance on the board, rockered just enough for general board work, and with a fine tip for delicate in-hand work. Fit and finish and edge grind are very good for a rustic style knife.

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