Yoshikane Nashiji Kiritsuke Gyuto 210 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length 211 mm
Total Length 362 mm
Steel Shirogami (White) #2 Stainless Clad
Handle Walnut 
Ferrule Buffalo Horn 
Rockwell 60-61
Height Spine to heel 52 mm
Width at Spine 3.3 mm
Weight 172 grams
Bevel Double
Yoshikane Hamono

Yoshikane Hamono has been regarded as one of the most well-famed, quality knife makers in Japan since its inception in 1919, they are led by Kazutoshi Yamamoto, their 4th generation Blacksmith. This knife is a stainless clad with Shirogami #2 core (white #2) steel. It has a fine grinding all the way on blade spine and super thin edge geometry with beautiful Nashiji finish on it. Of course, Laser sharp out of the box.

The Knife 

The Kiritsuke is an all purpose knife geared more toward the professional than the home cook though it's a great option for home cooks who prefer a longer knife. This knife is double beveled and is therefore suitable for both right and left handed users but traditionally the Kiritsuke is single beveled and only the head chef is permitted to use one in traditional sushi restaurants. 

Kiritsukes function much like a gyuto or chef's knife and can be used for basically any task. They are a great option for those who prefer to use an up and down, forward and backward chopping motion rather than a rocking motion due to the lack of curvature to the blade. This coupled with the K-tip (aka reverse tanto tip) make it a fantastic slicing knife as well, although the k-tip is much more delicate than a traditional curved tip. Typically, kiritsukes carry a flatter profile and are more suited to push/pull cutting style, as opposed to the rocking motion.


Knife Care (Stainless Clad)

  • This knife is made from 3 layers of steel using a technique called Sanmai (Forge welding). It involves laminating a piece of Carbon steel with two pieces of Stainless steel giving the knife all the benefits of the carbon steel (Edge retention, ease of sharpening, cutting feel) and the Ease of Maintenance from Stainless steel. 2-3 millimeters of the carbon steel is exposed at the edge of the knife and is susceptible to rust and discouloration if not properly maintained.
  • Simply Wipe the knife with a damp cloth immediately after use to keep it from rusting or discouloring.
  • Wash with regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Never put your knife in the Dishwasher. The extreme heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Highly acidic ingredients (Onions, Tomatoes, Citrus) Will cause rust and oxidation to happen faster, thus the user must ensure the knife is wiped clean immediately after working with such an ingredient.
  • Should any rust form it can be removed using a rust eraser or a mixture of Baking soda and water to simply scrub it clean.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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