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Moritaka Kiritsuke 240mm
Moritaka Kiritsuke 240mm Moritaka Kiritsuke 240mm
Moritaka Kiritsuke 240mm Moritaka Kiritsuke 240mm

Moritaka Kiritsuke 240mm

Item #: MoritakaKiritsuke240

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(4.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews)

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To put the age of Moritaka Hamono into perspective, Westerners still believed the world was flat when Moritaka began producing hand forged blades. Over 700 years of tradition and craftsmanship have been brought to bear in the Moritaka Supreme series of knives which house a core of Aogami Super (AS) steel between layers of softer iron cladding. Ever innovating, Moritaka welds a stainless tang to a hand forged blade to prevent corrosion under the handle. Indeed, the kurouchi finish on these blades also improves the corrosion resistance of otherwise highly reactive cladding. The symmetric grinds on Moritaka Supreme knives get very thin behind the edge and display a degree of convexing to aid in ingredient separation. Finding hand crafted blades of this caliber, and premium AS steel at this price point, is a virtual impossibility, making the Supreme series of knives some of the best values on our site.

The 240mm kiritsuke comes double-beveled and symmetrically ground in Western style which adds some durability to the edge and an ambidextrous personality to the blade overall. The pattern is excellent for push and pull cutting and the flatter edge also makes it a fairly decent slicer. These characteristics make it a favorite with cooks that see a good bit of protein work and veggie prep which does not require rocking through large ingredients.

  • Weight: 6.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 242 mm
  • Overall Length: 395 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.9 mm
  • Blade Height: 49.1 mm

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    5  Product Review, January 3, 2014
    Posted By: Steve D - verified customer

    My awesome wife got this for me for Christmas. It immediately became my number one knife. I haven't run it over my sharpening stones yet but it was pretty sharp oob. Love the balance and shape of the blade. Feels great in my hand and even flew through some of the tough winter vegetables that we have been working with lately.
    Because of the shape of the blade I don't use it for chopping herbs ( I have my trusty Tojiro for that) but all my slicing and dicing jobs go to the Moritaka.
    Thank you Mark and chefknivestogo!!!


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    5  Product Review, August 4, 2012
    Posted By: Jacob Juhl - verified customer

    This knife was screaming sharp out of the box. I could not believe it. I have pounded it through all kinds of product from poultry fabrication to veg work and this knife tears through everything I can thorough at it. I don't use it for fish, I use a single bevel Deba for that, but for work horse tasks it is perfect. I also have a Yanagiba for slicing proteins. Now for the service. These guys are quick to respond, the shipping is mind meltingly fast. I got may two days after I ordered it with free shipping. Will be ordering from them again.

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    5  Product Review, July 6, 2012
    Posted By: Tim Armstrong - verified customer

    This knife is worth every penny. Was quite decent OOTB, but gave it a quick sharpen and it took a super sharp and precise edge and holds that edge ridicoulously well with a little TLC. This knife has come through heavy prep still holding a serious edge. Aogami super is great steel and moritaka has obviously mastered it. Kiritsuke/gyuto is a unique and very verstile style knife. It is a priviledge to own one from a great company with roots as deep as Moritaka has. I highly rcommend any knife from Moritaka, as well as the superb service from Chef Knives ToGo.

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    5  Product Review, March 8, 2012
    Posted By: brent harvey - verified customer

    This knife is AMAZING! Otb, very sharp... a minute (literally) on the stones and strop and wow"". Katsura muki is so much easier. The knife provides a good deal of feedback and patina is less of an issue than I expected (in comparison to my yanagiba or usuba). I'm equally impressed with the prompt answers to my question from Mark and excellent service. Also, the free sharpie in the box was a nice treat... I'm always hunting for one at work, and never remember to get one at the store. Thanks again Mark!

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    4  Product Review, December 26, 2011
    Posted By: Andy Myers - verified customer

    So far so good. I have had this knife for just a few weeks but I love it. Super sharp, looks and feels great. First moritaka, but won't be my last.

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    5  Product Review, September 26, 2011
    Posted By: Aaron - verified customer

    First Moritaka and not my last. Awesome knife all around. The blade is very flat with a little curve at the tip. Out of the box was good to push cut paper. Edge retention is out of this world. Took it to work for two days of hard prep and only stropped it after the end of the day then was good to go. Took it to the stones to touch it up which was easy. Only problem is the D shape handle as I am a lefty but don't let that stop you. And the usual great service from Mark.

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    5  Product Review, September 1, 2011
    Posted By: Reese - verified customer

    Great knife extremely sharp. I have owned a Shun classic, Henckles, a bunch of Tojoro knives, forschner, and Swiss knives all Japanese or western and this knife is the sharpest. I have always been a fan of blue steel knives and I realize the shuns, henckles, etc can never really get as sharp as the blue super steel...great knife, great price, great customer service.

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    4  Product Review, August 25, 2011
    Posted By: shinjuku - verified customer

    Great knife sharp right out of the box I owned a shun, henckles, two tojiro knives. I must say that the shun and henckles will never be as sharp as this moritaka even out of the box the aogami super steel is far superior to any stainless steel knife by miles!

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    5  Product Review, August 17, 2011
    Posted By: Jesse nobles - verified customer

    Great knife,really love the look of it. I like that it is a great workhorse knife and not just a collectors item so i dont feel bad using it in service for a variety of different tasks. Not many complaints about it, out of the box it was sharp but not as sharp as I expected, though I very very easily made it super scary sharp and the edge retention on this knife is unreal. I used in extensivly on my 12 hour shifts and it still remains scary sharp after all that abuse. By far the best knife I have used, I have to be careful, its so sharp it tends to sometimes bite into the board if i push to hard. Highly recommend this knife and any of the moritaka knives...truly feels like a work of art that you can enjoy while working. Thanks to mark for the recommendation.


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    3  Product Review, July 19, 2011
    Posted By: Roy Barris - verified customer

    Extraordinary cutting ease from the shallow bevel geometry extending 1/2 inch up the edge, the uniform thinness of the blade and the heft (good weight). The edge outlasts Blue paper steel (Rockwell 63) on Tadefusa knives, and other lower hardness Aogami steel

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    4  Product Review, February 16, 2011
    Posted By: Ryan - verified customer

    I bought a few Moritakas years ago and recently bought this one for a friend. The finish and handle quality are far superior on these newer knives. Moritaka does a nice job with their heat treatments. Their blue steel takes and holds a better edge than a Hiromoto AS but not as well as Murray Carter's. The geometry on these is kind of strange. The thickness at the spine continues down towards the edge for quite a while before tapering. The profile seems more ground than hammered. This makes it a fairly heavy very strong workhorse knife. Not going to fall through carrots but no need to baby it. The Kiritsuke is a real looker.

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    5  Product Review, January 4, 2011
    Posted By: Ben Scrimalli - verified customer

    This is a gorgeous knife! This is my first knife made with aogami super steel and now i know what all the fuss is about! It came very sharp ootb. I even shaved a big patch of arm hair off ootb! It isn't as quick to rust as other carbon blades i own. And i know its preference, but i love the rustic look of the kurouchi finish on the blade, and LOVE the sword tip! Its a head turner for sure! Sharpening has been a breeze, and you can get it razor sharp. Also, it's amazing to me just how long this blade holds it edge. I highly recommend this knife or any other Moritaka for that matter. They are a great deal price wise as far as I'm concerned.
    One other thing: ordering from Mark at CKTG is as good as it gets! He'll inspect knives for you if you ask him, before they are shipped to you, and will take anything back if you are not happy upon its arrival. Shipping is free and QUICK!


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    5  Product Review, March 14, 2010
    Posted By: mike henry - verified customer

    This may be the perfect knife gyoto, slicer,cleaver all in one beautiful and super sharp.

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