Matsubara Blue #2 Gyutou 210mm (8.2")

Chubo Knives

Matsubara Blue #2 Gyutou 210mm (8.2")

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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.
Handle material Walnut
Blade length 210mm (8.2")
Thickness at spine 4.1mm
Thickness at tip 1.3mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62
Bevel / Edge Double (50/50)
Blade Height 52mm
  • Carbon steel is not stain resistant. Wipe completely dry after use.
  • 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.

Specifications

Handle material Walnut
Blade length 210mm (8.2")
Thickness at spine 4.1mm
Thickness at tip 1.3mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62
Bevel / Edge Double (50/50)
Blade Height 52mm

Use & Care

  • Carbon steel is not stain resistant. Wipe completely dry after use.
  • 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