ibuki Fixed blade Custom knife making kit for beginners Hand forged Blue #2 steel 110mm
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. The blades are made by Mr. Kosuke Muneishi.
It is easy to apply to blank wood! Because;
-the wood is already shaped along a tang
-it is fasten with hidden pins so as not to move out of position.
Thus you don’t feel any difficulties to attach it by yourself.
*Each blade is made by hand forging, so a shape of each tang is slightly different.
Please adjust its shape perfectly fitting for your tang, as a hole of a wood blank and brass bolster 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 110mm, Total length 208mm, Blade width 28mm, Blade thickness 2.0 to 2.8 mm / Tang length 88mm, Tang width 11 mm, Tang thickness 3.0 mm, 68 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 --
pradu Padoauk natural wood *wood grain varies
*Size: Total length 148mm, "Thickness 10mm x 2, Total 20 mm", width 32mm
with stainless pin set of 3 : Diameter 3 mm x 8 mm length
Brass bolster: 17.5mm x 23.5 mm, tickness 3 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, wooden blanks 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.