ibuki wa handle custom knife making kit for beginners Blue #2 steel Petty 150mm
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.
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.
-- Item detail -- approx size and weight
Blade length 150mm, Total length 245mm, Blade width 30mm, Blade thickness 1.0 to 2.5 mm / Tang length 90mm, Tang width 7 to 10 mm, Tang thickness 2.5 mm, 61 g
-- 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.
*approx size and weight
A brand new, Made in Japan
*Price is include a knife and a wooden blank.
-- wood blank detail --
Base Material: Japanese quercus myrsinifolla oak wood *wood grain varies *natural wood, non coating
Size: Total length 130mm, width Top 19 to bottom 25mm, thickness 19mm
Core Material semiround bar set of 2: Mempisang, Total length 75mm, Diameter 10mm,
Please adjust its shape perfectly fitting for your tang, as a hole of a wood is cut a bit smaller than a tang.
Note: approx size
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.