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Yusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mm
Yusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mm Yusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mmYusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mmYusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mm
Yusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mm Yusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mmYusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mmYusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mm

Yusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mm

Item #: MSA-N18B

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Yusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 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!

The first offering is a nice 180mm nakiri made from Blue #2 steel that is laminated with a soft iron. He uses the san-mai method and leaves the forger’s 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.

Yusaku Blue #2 Nakiri 180mm is new for 2018 and we feel that this knife will appeal to many users, both professional and home based.

  • Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Blade Length: 180 mm
  • Total Length: 339 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.2 mm
  • Blade Height: 48.0 mm

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    5  excellent nakiri, December 3, 2019
    Posted By: Christopher herrick - verified customer

    beautiful knife, very clean yet rustic finish. came sharp enough to slice paper, with a little stropping became razor sharp. very nice!

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    5  My first aogami knife, very content., January 26, 2019
    Posted By: Kristján Gunnar helgason - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    My favorite for slicing, thin sharp edge. Props to the maker here.

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