Matsubara Hamono is now run by Master Katsuto Tanaka who has now been making knives for almost 40 years. They still use traditional forge welding techniques and are able to produce excellent hardness from their steels. We are very excited to sell these knives.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile. Gyuto translates to cow sword
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) 2 steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. This steel differs from Blue 1 in its carbon content, Blue 2 being slightly less. Due to the non stainless nature of this steel care must be taken to dry the knives properly after use.
FINISH: Damascus or suminagashi. This type of finish is made by creating a Kitaeji; which is produced by repeatedly folding/stacking then compressing two different steels until they create a laminated pattern. This can then be manipulated in various ways to produce the maker’s desired pattern effect. This material is then clad around the core metal of the blade as an elaborate protective layer for the core steel - thus giving the knife a beautiful and striking appearance.
HANDLE: Octagonal Ebony wood handle with pearl inlets.
MAKER: Matsubara - Omura city, Japan
SAUNDERS SAYS: "For those that like it big and chunky, this 'Men's Range' knife is the one. Don't hang around, this is a piece unique"
We dispatch orders Monday - Friday with our post collection time at midday. Next day delivery orders need to be placed before 9am to guarantee dispatch. We are able to provide tracking information for orders which will be provided once your order has been dispatched. Full details of the different shipping services are available here.DO YOU DO GIFT WRAPPING?
No problem at all. Everything is beautifully packaged so it will look all present-y and special, and you can also add gift wrapping to your order. Put any gift message in the notes section. We will leave out the shipping note to protect the gift-giver's modesty. Job done. Sit back and wait for the rounds of effusive thanks!
Orders purchased through the website can be collected from either shop. Please select which store you would like to collect from and wait for email confirmation that your order is ready before coming to collect. Stock differs between the warehouse and in-store so it can take up to three days for your order to be fulfilled.DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes. Please see the shipping page here for further info.WHERE DO YOU SHIP FROM?
All items on the website are located in the UK and shipped from the UK.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RETURN IT?
Our returns policy is 30 days for any item in an unused saleable condition. Please look at our full policy here.