Matsubara Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm (5.9")
Matsubara Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm (5.9")
Matsubara Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm (5.9")

Chubo Knives

Matsubara Blue #2 Honesuki 150mm (5.9")

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Matsubara knives are crafted by Katsuto Tanaka,  a fourth-generation blacksmith working in Omura City, on the island of Kyushu, a region with a history of knife crafting that dates back hundreds of years. 
This line features hammer-forged blades made from a blue steel #2 core for excellent edge retention and clad with a softer steel in the san mai style for stain-resistance and ease of sharpening and maintenance.  The outer cladding is then finished in a beautiful 'nashiji' pattern and fitted with walnut handles.
Due to the unique shape of each knife, wooden sheaths do not fit Matsubara knives.
Handle material Walnut
Blade length 150mm (5.9")
Thickness at spine 4mm
Thickness at tip 2.5mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62
Bevel / Edge
Double (50/50)

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives

Description 

Matsubara knives are crafted by Katsuto Tanaka,  a fourth-generation blacksmith working in Omura City, on the island of Kyushu, a region with a history of knife crafting that dates back hundreds of years. 
This line features hammer-forged blades made from a blue steel #2 core for excellent edge retention and clad with a softer steel in the san mai style for stain-resistance and ease of sharpening and maintenance.  The outer cladding is then finished in a beautiful 'nashiji' pattern and fitted with walnut handles.
Due to the unique shape of each knife, wooden sheaths do not fit Matsubara knives.

Specifications

Handle material Walnut
Blade length 150mm (5.9")
Thickness at spine 4mm
Thickness at tip 2.5mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62
Bevel / Edge
Double (50/50)

Use & Care

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives