Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel
Kiritsuke Bunka Blue steel

Kiritsuke Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Damascus Shitan Handle 210mm

Regular price ¥41,800 Sale price¥38,800 Save ¥3,000

Kiritsuke knives have one of the few multipurpose traditional Japanese blades, and can be used as a slicer or a vegetable knife. These sword shaped knives feature a straighter and wider edge than a yanagi for vegetables, and a longer blade than an usuba for slicing fish with ease. The user need skilled with traditional Japanese knives in order to utilize this unique kiritsuke style design properly. Traditionally, these knives are used only by the chefs as a symbol of status.

Blade Material: Blue steel #2/Aogami No.2

Blade Finish: Kurouchi Damascus

Blade Type: Double-edged

Blade Length: 210mm

Blade Thinckness: 3.4mm

Blade HRC: 61~63

Weight: 190g

Handle: Shitan Handle

Origin: Tosa City in Kochi prefecture

Availability Sheath: Yes(Choosing the fit sheath)

Aogami No.2 (Hitachi Metals Ltd.) is made by adding Chromium and Tungsten / Wolfram to Shirogami No.2. This results in increased toughness and the production of hard carbide molecules which improve edge retention. Many knife users have noted that while Aogami No.2 is very similar to Shirogami No.2 in terms of edge sharpness, it has slightly superior edge retention.

Kurouchi Finish, the unprocessed (black) part on the top side of the blade has already developed a dark patina, which protects the blade and gives it a traditional Japanese look.

Damascus is a laminated steel knife made of several layers of different steel materials. The center of the blade is made of hard steel for sharpness, and both sides are covered with multiple soft steel materials. The multiple steels are metallurgically joined, not by plating or glue. The more the blade is forged, the more complex the ripples become, and the more beautiful the unique grain pattern becomes.

■Please do not use the knife in a twisting motion.
■Please use the correct knife when cutting bone, frozen or hard items.
■Please note that the images are of the sample products. Colour, weight, pattern and size can differ as each product is handmade.
■Please use a soft plastic or wooden cutting board to protect the blades edge.
■Please don't heat or cool rapidly as it may change the structure of the steel.
■Please don't hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Carl Jenkins
Awesome , razor sharp.

Totally delighted with our purchase. Have been using for over a month and still razor sharp. Looks and feels fantastic, would recommend without hesitation.


This knife is really beautiful. Finitions are so nice. I really like it!

Thomas Lott
First Japanese knife

This is the first Japanese knife I have owned and though only having gotten it since Xmas I have decided that all kitchen knives in my future will be Japanese. It is even more beautiful than I had thought it would be and is an absolute dream to use. Thank you to the team at Musashi for producing such a wonderful knife


The knife is absolutely amazing, I had never handled a knife of such quality before buying it so as you can imagine I was simply amazed by the sharpness and feel of this knife. I have been using it for about 2 months, it’s still sharp and I enjoy every opportunity to cut something ever since. The knife was shipped from Japan and arrived to me in Israel in 3 DAYS! That’s almost twice as fast as ordering groceries from a local store near my house. I can’t recommend Musashi enough, that was one of the best buying experiences I’ve ever had. 100% would recommend!


A great purchase !! Delivered fast and nicely packaged. Very light and extremely sharp knife. Makes the job done

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Product Features

Handmade Forging

With the traditional forging process, the molecules of the iron material are finely tuned, leading to the completion of a "living kitchen knife" that breathes.


The process of heating and forging each material for mold making is repeated three or four times to quickly shape the blade and create durability before the carbon is released from the steel causing it to lose its original strength.


The blade is the most important factor in achieving the best possible sharpness. It is polished in our own blade factory to produce uncompromising sharpness.


The highest priority is placed on sturdiness, a sense of luxury, and a shape that is easy to grip and does not cause fatigue even after long hours of use.

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