A beautiful limited edition knife from the GS+ range.
This knife is a hybrid of a usuba and a yanagiba making an all purpose knife similar to a gyuto. This particular kiritsuke has a double bevel to suit the western market and a nashiji finish on the upper blade unlike the other knives in this range.
Its looks are similar to the smaller bunka with its reverse tanto profile and indeed it does have the same useful tip for precision work and the flat belly for chopping and push cutting.
Please note that this knife is heavier and has a thicker spine/blade than the others in the GS+ range but the same great looks!
There is a specially made saya to fit this knife.
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates. Remember these scores are a reflection of the company these knives keep, all our knives are great (or we wouldn't sell them) but we can't give them all 5/5. A low score doesn't mean it's a poor knife, it just might be out-trumped by one of our other amazing knives.
The technical bits
- Blade length201mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length359mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width2mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height47mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight146 grams
- Blade materialStainless cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Handle styleJapanese
- Tang styleHalf
- Left or right handedBoth
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What you get with the knife
Beautiful black boxes with the Kanji inlaid on the lid. On the inside you will find a black stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course inside a black cardboard sheath.
All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.
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