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Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue
Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue
Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue
Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue

Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue #2 Kurouchi 165mm Bunka with Keyaki Wa Handle and Plastic Ferrule

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Not all blacksmiths dreamt of being a blacksmith. Hokkaido born Kyohei Shindo however, dreamt of being a blacksmith from a young age and accomplished just that by opening up his own shop in Tosa city, in Kōchi prefecture by age 32.

His knives are characterized by having a tapering spine yet incredibly thin cutting edge, and a Tosa lacquered kurouchi finish. For the price, the out of box edge and performance of a knife like this is seldom beat.

Think of a bunka, like a flatter bellied santoku with a k-tip (reverse tanto). Typically available in all the same sizes as a santoku, the main difference comes from the pointed tip which is useful for precision cuts like scouring an onion or garlic and the flatter belly which suits push/pull cutting over rock chopping.

Blacksmith: Kyohei Shindo

Location: Tosa, Japan

Grind: Even

Steel: Aogami #2

Handle: Keyaki with plastic ferrule

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Shigeki Tanaka VG10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto with Wa Handle
Shigeki Tanaka VG10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto with Wa Handle
Shigeki Tanaka VG10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto with Wa Handle
Shigeki Tanaka VG10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto with Wa Handle
Shigeki Tanaka VG10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto with Wa Handle
Shigeki Tanaka VG10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto with Wa Handle

Shigeki Tanaka VG10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto with Wa Handle

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     The 240mm Gyuto shape is very versatile, allowing for higher rocking, and a bit extra blade for long slices. What are the benefits of a blade from a top blacksmith? Any questions of which steel or grind is the best fade away to just... wow. His signature heat treat for VG10 brings the steel to its maximum potential, with a balance of toughness, easy care and excellent sharpness. The edge delivers right out of the box, and it is rare I am not tempted to touch them up on the stones even when brand new.

     Add in the real deal forged Damascus, and you have an extremely high quality knife by an excellent blacksmith. This is a one time series for us, so when they are gone they are gone!

 

  • Blacksmith: Shigeki Tanaka
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Cladding: Stainless Damascus 
  • Edge Steel: VG10 
  • HRC: 62
  • Weight: 154g
  • Blade Length: 245 mm
  • Overall Length: 385 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.5mm
  • Blade Height: 55mm

  • Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue
    Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue
    Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue
    Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue

    Kyohei Shindo Warikomi Blue #2 Kurouchi 165mm Bunka with Keyaki Wa Handle and Plastic Ferrule

    Regular price$89.00
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    Shipping calculated at checkout.

    Not all blacksmiths dreamt of being a blacksmith. Hokkaido born Kyohei Shindo however, dreamt of being a blacksmith from a young age and accomplished just that by opening up his own shop in Tosa city, in Kōchi prefecture by age 32.

    His knives are characterized by having a tapering spine yet incredibly thin cutting edge, and a Tosa lacquered kurouchi finish. For the price, the out of box edge and performance of a knife like this is seldom beat.

    Think of a bunka, like a flatter bellied santoku with a k-tip (reverse tanto). Typically available in all the same sizes as a santoku, the main difference comes from the pointed tip which is useful for precision cuts like scouring an onion or garlic and the flatter belly which suits push/pull cutting over rock chopping.

    Blacksmith: Kyohei Shindo

    Location: Tosa, Japan

    Grind: Even

    Steel: Aogami #2

    Handle: Keyaki with plastic ferrule

     CLICK HERE TO ADD FINISH SHARPENING SERVICE

     CLICK HERE TO ADD A CUSTOM HANDLE!!!

     

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    Mutsumi Hinoura Stainless Clad White #2 Kurouchi 165mm Santoku with Oak and Walnut Wa Handle

    Regular price$269.00
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    Specifications

    Blacksmith: Mutsumi Hinoura

    Construction: San Mai with Stainless Steel Cladding

    Finish: Kurouchi

    Core Steel: White #2

    Spine at Heel 3.1mm

    Spine mid 2.5mm

    Height 50mm

    Blade Length 165mm

    Overall length 315mm

    Weight 160g

    HRC:60 -62

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    Tokushu Stainless Clad Blue #2 Nashiji 165mm Santoku with Japanese Zelkova and Padauk Octagonal Wa Handle

          We are so excited to offer our new line of knives. Stainless clad Blue #2 is an excellent combination of low maintenance knife with a high performance traditional carbon steel. This is a perfect starter knife. A similar knife by Tadafusa was actually one of my first Japanese knives. It is a very easy shape and steel to sharpen, and years ago, I honed my skills on this exact knife. The only difference is the upgraded handcrafted octagonal handle made of Japanese red birch, with a wedge handle.

          Blue #2 is one of my favorite steels, and if you are learning to sharpen, this is a great knife for that purpose alone, as well as a very competent cutter. 

            Cladding is stainless, however so you should dry the edge because the edge is reactive.  

           These all feature our "Tokushu Knife" Kanji, and high quality handles made by local craftsman in Sanjo, Japan. The handles are some of the best quality I have seen in this style. 

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    Length- 305mm

    Weight- 132g

    Edge Length- 165mm

    Heel Height - 47mm

    Thickness at spine - 3.0mm at heel forged taper  

    Steel Type-  Aogami #2 (Blue #2) 

    HRC- 62

    Cladding- Stainless Nashiji  

    Bevel- Double Bevel

    Handle- Japanese red birch with wenge collar

    Manufacturer- Tadafusa and local Sanjo craftsman 

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