These knives are crafted by the skilled blacksmiths of Moritaka Hamono, a family-owned business that has been forging blades for over 700 years. The 270mm gyuto
knife is a perfect example of the expertise and attention to detail that goes into each Moritaka knife.
The Aogami Super
steel used in this knife is of the highest quality. It has been treated to a Rockwell hardness of 65 HRC, which allows for excellent edge retention and a very high level of sharpness. The Kurouchi finish adds a rustic aesthetic to the knife, while the symmetric convex grind and flatter edge profile make it ideal for push and pull cutting.
The knife is constructed using the traditional technique of San Mai, with a layer of Aogami Super Steel forge-welded between two layers of soft iron. The tang is made of stainless steel for added corrosion resistance. The handle is octagonal in shape and made of Magnolia wood, a traditional Japanese handle material known for its durability and beauty. The ferrule is made of buffalo horn, adding a touch of elegance to the knife. The knife has a total weight of 8 ounces, blade length of 272 mm, overall length of 431 mm, thickness at heel 4.0mm, blade height of 54.5 mm.
While not inexpensive, we believe that the level of performance, quality of steel and tradition offered by Moritaka knives make them a tremendous value. Please note that we do not have a saya for this knife. Order yours today and experience the difference in quality.
Blacksmith: Moritaka Hamono
Location: Yatsushiro Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Cladding: Soft Iron
Tang: Stainless Steel
Edge Grind: Even: See Choil Photo
Handle: Magnolia Octagonal
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Weight: 8 ounces
Blade Length: 272 mm
Overall Length: 431 mm
Thickness at Heel: 4.0 mm
Blade Height: 54.5 mm
Rockwell Hardness: 65 HRC