Don't forget these...
You know NSYNC right? Well Shibata Takayuki might just be a member of the band, as he's bringing sharp knives back. He has a reputation for being one of the best sharpeners in all of Japan. And his Koutetsu line is famous for being among some of the best laser grinds available on the market.
The Type 2 line are distinct from the Type 3 line, in that the core steel is SG2, stainless clad, with a k-tip. Shibata's Koutetsus are even more sought after than most because of the added belly height to them. An astounding 52mm of finger knuckle clearance. These knives, no mater the knife line or length, never stay up for long so don't think about purchasing it too hard or it'll be gone.
A bunka is already a very versatile knife, but you know that already if you are looking to pick this one up. At 180mm, this makes the bunka shape even more versatile and typically comes with some added belly height. Your favourite knife shape just got a little more badass.
A super sought after knife available with no handle to make your own? Now that's a deal! Pair this with one of our custom handles.
Maker: Shibata Takayuki
Region: Hiroshima, Japan
Blade Length: 180mm
Blade Height: 52mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2mm
Handle: No Handle