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.
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.

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