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Itsuo Doi White #2 Kiritsuke 240mm
Itsuo Doi White #2 Kiritsuke 240mm
Itsuo Doi White #2 Kiritsuke 240mm

Itsuo Doi White #2 Kiritsuke 240mm

Item #: 3153

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(5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews)

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Our Price: $350.00
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We have a soft spot for the sword shape of a kiritsuke. There is something about it that screams sharp, purposeful, and traditional, and this is quite simply one of the best kiritsukes on the CKTG site.

The Itsuo Doi White Steel kiritsuke measures 240mm on the blade. It is of fairly average thickness but of way above average build and finish. The lovely kasumi upper edge is embellished with some fine looking engraved kanji characters. Of course this is a traditional one sided bevel so it for righties only. Also this is a carbon steel blade, so it requires the care and attention to drying and maintenance that these blades demand. It will patina over time, but this will just add to the wonderful personality of the knife.

Itsuo Doi is the 65 Year old son of Keijiro Doi and has taken over the operation of the blacksmith shop his father founded close to 60 years ago in the city of Sakai.
  • Brand Name: Sakai Takayuki
  • Blacksmith: Itsuo Doi
  • Construction: Hammer Forged
  • Grind: Traditional Single Edge
  • Core Steel: Blue #2 Steel
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Blade Length: 235 mm (9.25")
  • Overall Length: 390 mm (15.375")
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 4.1 mm
  • Blade Height: 37.1 mm
  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Doi White#2 Kiritsuke is an elegant knife, March 26, 2015
    Posted By: SJC

    This knife has a really nice weight, allows a gentle/firm grip and the size is great for detail work and eviscerating food stuff. I transitioned from a 10\" Shun classic chef knife with a 48mm blade height so I worried that this grip (37mm) would be inadequate for long prep work but so far it\'s been very comfortable; so I am looking forward to using this as my all-around prep knife. Even so, if I had mounds of veg to process I\'d use a chinese cleaver anyway. Also, the blade design with the rough wood \"D\" handle makes for a very elegant but durable knife.

    This is my third order from CKTG and my second Doi knife. CKTG continues to deliver on great selection and service. Doi knives... well, I\'ve drunk the kool-aid, and hope the son/apprentice (always two there are) will continue the legacy.

    Very happy.

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    5  Product Review, August 9, 2013
    Posted By: eden - verified customer

    First of all I would like to comment on the excellent service. I live in Hawaii and recieved my knife within four days with free shipping and they spent $50 on shipping insurance that was also at no charge. Shipping from the state's to Hawaii in four days with free shipping is unheard of...I mean fast.I am definetly going to be a repeat customer! Ok now to the knife. I am a chef that cooks Japanese cuisine so this is not my first single edged knife. With that said I love this knife! For the price nothing can compare. Just beautiful I mean gorgeous and sharp out of the box. Wish it had more weight on the handle though. Other than that great buy easy knife to use and really well made. Happy with my purchase.

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    5  Product Review, October 12, 2011
    Posted By: B - verified customer

    5 stars. Happy to have purchased this knife over other maker's kiritsukes- and there are some fine ones out there. Thick rounded spine with a long-lasting razor single bevel. I agree with the gentleman who submitted his review on this page- the patina is crazy. I'm getting this beautiful mottling- all colours. It looks like a museum piece. I recommend minding the tip of this blade carefully. It is extremely thin as ever at the final tape... out to 8mm. X-acto thin. I trust it is very strong, however. The handle is clearly handmade with an rough/ uneven D-shape...and it lends to the beauty of the design- accenuating the fact that this thing was made entirely by hand.

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    5  Product Review, May 30, 2011
    Posted By: PMR - verified customer

    I bought this knife a short while back specifically for sashimi and recently had the perfect opportunity to put it to use. It's amazing how smoothly effortlessly this knife cuts with an “out of the box” edge – simply draw it through the protein and let the weight of the blade do most of the work. Leaves me wondering just how much more wicked the edge can be made. I highly recommend this blade (a beautiful piece of art in its own right) and Chef Knives To Go.

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    5  Product Review, January 31, 2010
    Posted By: august - verified customer

    this knife is unbelievable in it's cuting potential. I own Blazen,Misono,Keijiro Doi and hatori KD. So far this kiritsuke is the best bang for the buck. The color change from blue to yellow is a reaction from contact with different acids and protein,yellow from vegetables and blue from meats. This i a great example of pure forging and carbon quality. Get you're hands on any Doi you can....He wont be among us for ever!!
    p.s his son only finishes his fathers blades.

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