Shunsuke Manaka is a 5th generation blacksmith from Kasukabe city (Saitama prefecture) and the man behind the Kisuke brand. He started making knives  10 years ago and now is considered one of the most talented and upcoming young blacksmiths.

Gyuto is the most basic of all knives and the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It is on all kitchen tasks and it is suitable for slicing, dicing and chopping so, it can be used for preparing meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. Also, it is very handy because it can be used with almost all different cutting techniques.

Manaka’s 180 mm gyuto has an amazing Kurouchi / hammered finish Gyuto and it is made from Aogami no. 1 steel which is one of the best steels for extreme sharpness. It features a beautiful octagonal rosewood handle that fits well on all hands, large or small. Because of its 180mm blade size, it is easy to move around and thus an excellent choice for those who have a tight workspace!

Brand / Blacksmith: Kisuke Manaka
Series: Honwarikomi Tsuchime Hongasumi
Knife type: Gyuto
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 190 / 330
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Kurouchi Hammered
Steel type: Aogami 1 (Non stainless)
Forging method: Warikomi (Iron Clad)
HRC hardness: 61 – 63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Rosewood / black Pakka
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 2 / 0,10
Blade height at heel (mm): 45
Weight (gr): 140