Another Great Blacksmith from Sanjo, Niigata
Third Generation Munetoshi is all made by 67 years old Kouiti Turumaki.
He have learned everything from his father and have been blacksmith for 52 years
He is specialized in white steel and making primarily Axes, Nata and heavy duty blades
Thats why i have approached him for my Butcher knife :) That was my house brand itinomonn
They turned out outstandingly strong and very robust knives.
Fit and finish is not his thing so you can not expect any on Munitoshi knives. But in my opinion it is not bad thing as his knives is is made for abuse and to be strong !
He water quench all his knives and finish is rough and rustic. In my opinion they are amazing cutters on pair with Shigefusa and Kato !
Super easy to sharpen and get amazing edge with White steel. But much together then other white steel knives that i have tried.
At this price point he is very very hard to beat. As always fully handmade hand-laminated blades, VERY rare to see in this price point, so they are Amazing value !
I decided to Keep ONLY Kurouchi knives from him , so he will concentrate more on heat-treatment and grind instead of FF, plus i think the look of his KU knives is the best and super unique !
Steel: White Steel (can rust !!! )
Handle: Ho wood D shape
Handle Length- 150mm
Handle Width- 25mm
Hell to Tip Length- 240mm
Blade Height at Heel- 50mm
Width of Spine at Handle- 4,4mm
Width of Spine Above Heel-3,5mm
Width of Spine at Middle- 1,7mm
Width of Spine 1cm from the tip- 1,4mm
All knives JNS cary is handmade and made one by one, so they can vary in size and thickness. Unevenness in finish can occur.