Chubo Knives

Matsubara Blue #2 Bunka 170mm (6.7")

Chef's Knife
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 170 (6.7")
Thickness at spine 3 mm
Thickness at tip 1.3mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62
Bevel / Edge
Double (50/50)
Blade Height 50mm

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

Works Well With

Akira-Saku Blue #2 Bunka 165mm
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Akira-Saku Blue #2 Funayuki Gyutou 165mm
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Akira-Saku Blue #2 Funayuki Gyutou 180mm
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Akira-Saku Blue #2 Funayuki Gyutou 210mm
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