Fourth-generation blacksmith Katsuto Tanaka crafts Matsubara knives in Kyushu, Japan.
Tanaka-san hammer-forges these chef knives using Blue Steel #2 for edge retention. He attaches softer steel cladding on the outside for stain resistance and makes knife sharpening easier when properly using whetstones.
They feature a beautiful ‘nashiji’ pear skin finish on the knife and great walnut handles.
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Our Matsubara line of handmade Japanese kitchen knives includes different blade lengths and shapes such as sujihiki, petty, honesuki, and gyuto knives.
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