ibuki Fixed blade Custom knife making kit Hand forged Blue #2 steel 140mm Ziricote
Let’s try to make a custom knife with a hand forged blade. To find a knife that perfectly fits your grip is to build it yourself. Please make your self custom knife making with this kit of a Honduras rosewood blank and a brass knife bolster guard . The blades are made by Mr. Kosuke Muneishi.
Please adjust its shape perfectly fitting for your tang, as a hole of a knife bolster guard is cut a bit smaller than a tang.
We are proud to present our new knife which is jointly developed with Mr. Kosuke Muneishi, one of the best blacksmith in Japan. This well-formed knife has Ago and Shinogi line for its sharpness and giving easy-to-sharpen and excellent usage. He carefully conducted hand forging and attaching blade.
It has been produced custom-made Nata Hatchet knives at Muneishi, for hunting and operators of forestry since long ago. The quality of its high practicality and durability is guaranteed by those professionals. You will not find anything like it, the fire forging blade. Look, touch and feel with your heart.
Using yasuki hagane blue #2 steel and the tempering method taking over from the first-generation head gives high quality stabilizes resulting in greater, HRC 64-65 hardness.
Blade length 140mm, Total length 238mm, Blade width 32mm, Blade thickness 2.0 to 3.0 mm / Tang length 87mm, Tang width 13.5 mm, Tang thickness 3.0 mm, 88 g
For Wood working and Outdoor Activities - Hunting, Climbing, Camping, Angling,wood working, crafting
-- Material --
*Blade: Blue 2 steel, base:soft iron, double edged *heat treated and Sharp edged blade
*Black smith, Kosuke Muneishi
*Construction: San Mai, hand-forged
Note: There are some tiny rust and crack on body steel and tang part, it's not defective. Japanese traditional Kurouchi finish.
-- Wooden Handle and bolster --
Ziricote wood / natural wood *wood grain varies, *not hole
*Size: Total length 150mm, Thickness 30mm, width 30mm, 120 g
Brass knife bolster guard: 22 mm x 41 mm, thickness 5 mm
*As handle is made from natural wood, so it have a tiny scratch in some case.
*approx size and weight
A brand new, Made in Japan
*Price is include a knife, a wooden blank and a bolster
About Kosuke Muneishi Hand forged knife
Tosa in Kochi prefecture have been well known as one of knife-producing area in Japan. Because of a temperate and high rainfall, there was a large amount of high-quality wood. So knives has been produced for operators of forestry and it was also in great demand for busho, military commanders in the Sengoku Period. It is said that here were 399 blacksmith in Tosa in 1590 according to an old inspection record at that time.
Although the procedure of knife changes into mechanization in manufacturing with the times, it is still produced by hand with traditional techniques.
Muneishi knife was established in 1955, Mr. Hirotaka Muneishi, the second-generation head, produces knives for cutting down forest such as Hatchet knife and Mr. Kosuke Muneishi, the third-generation head, forges kitchen knives.Mr. Muneishi conducts tempering, forging, hammering and blade edging by hand.
* a small steel at the bottom, after forging at the top
Mr. Kosuke Muneishi produces knives with an attention to Kurouchi, which appears by tempering, so that users can feel iron itself.
Using air-pressing hammer for thick blade. It is a rare large machine.
Using mainly blue 2 steel and the tempering method taking over from the first-generation head gives high quality stabilizes resulting in greater, HRC 64-65 hardness.
*Only Deba and Hatchet knife are produced by forge welding, Kosikitanzo, producing from forging iron and steel up to blade edging by hand. Others are produced by containing blade material.