This Yusaku Blue #2 Nashiji Funayuki/Gyuto
210mm is made from Blue #2 steel laminated with soft iron. Kousuke uses the san-mai method and sand-blasts the blade face to leave a nashiji (pear skin) finish. The grind is very well realized and quite sophisticated. It is thin behind the edge and has an excellent 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.
Blacksmith: Kousuke Muneishi
Location: Tosa, Japan
Constrcution: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: Hitachi Blue #2
Edge Grind: Double Bevel (See Choil Shot)
Weight: 6.1 oz (174 g)
Blade Length: 214 mm
Overall Length: 373 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.2 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 49.1 mm
Handle: Burnt Oak 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.