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Shiro Kamo White #2 Gyuto 210mm
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Shiro Kamo White #2 Gyuto 210mm

Item #: G-8

Average Customer Rating:
(4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $155.00
These beautiful knives are made by Master Blacksmith Kamo-san from Takefu Village in Japan. It's rare to find blacksmiths who excel with both grinding and forging but Kamo-san is one of them. He works with a very small crew of just two other workmen. While many shops farm their blades out to various workmen for the different stages of manufacture, Kamo-san keeps these operations in house and under his personal supervision.

Constructed from White #2 carbon steel, the knife is then clad with reactive Damascus steel for a beautiful looking blade that will gain character as patina forms on the blade with use. The face etching is very well realized and reveals a lovely pattern from the cladding layers. This is a light blade but one that feels strong in the hand. Edge sharpness out of the box is excellent, as are the overall fit and finish.

The blade shape is fairly conventional for this type of knife, featuring a fine tip and slight belly and it will excel with push and pull cutting. We are now supplying these knives with a beautiful sandalwood D-shaped handle with a black pakkawood ferrule. This is a really fun knife and one that will surprise you with its ability to perform many tasks around the kitchen. Itís also a great and inexpensive way to experience White #2 steel.

Please note these knives have thin edge grinds and use hard steel so they can chip if you donít use them carefully. No bones, frozen foods, hard root stems, or garlic husks. Use push or pull cuts to put less stress on the edge. Unfortunately, none of the sayas fit this knife. Get the blade guard.

  • Blacksmith: Shiro Kamo
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Factory: Takefu Village
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Cladding: Damascus
  • Edge Steel: White Paper #2 Steel
  • HRC: 61
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
  • Handle: D Shape Sandalwood
  • Weight: 5.5 oz (156 g)
  • Edge Length: 218 mm
  • Total Length: 366 mm
  • Spine Thickness: 2.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 54.7 mm
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved

  • Customer Reviews


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      Maybe I'm just Picky, February 10, 2023
    Posted By: Eddy
    2 people found this review helpful

    I wish the knife I'd gotten looked like the ones in these pictures. The cross pattern is so muted on mine that it's basically not even there. The knife has some heat damage discoloration where the spine enters the handle; it probably doesn't affect the performance of the knife, but on an Echizen knife this is a mistake and certainly not intentional. It also arrived jammed into a blade guard that was clearly too small for it, with the blade guard already split in two because the knife is too big for it.

    I have other Shiro Kamo knives, and they're all good. But this one somehow slipped through QC and made it to me. It's still a functional knife, but it makes me sad every time I see it since it's not up to the usual standards of the Takefu Knife Village.

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      A pleasure to use., November 13, 2022
    Posted By: Anthony S

    I was looking for a good proper knife to use in the kitchen and wanted to upgrade from my standard big box store knife set. After quite a bit of research, I settled on this Shiro Kamo White #2 Guyto. It seemed to strike that fine balance between quality, price, and good reviews (both here and other sites). I was not prepared for what I received. Upon receiving the knife, I immediately put it to use and was blow away by how effortlessly it cut through food while I was cooking. Also, I can't get over how light it is. Compared to the knife I upgraded from, this thing feels like a feather in my hands. Finally, it's just straight up beautiful to look at. If you're looking for an amazing knife at a good price, I would strongly recommend this knife. I'm very happy with my purchase and do not believe I will ever be replacing this knife.

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      Really awesome knife!!
    Posted By: Adam Sanchez - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This is a very beautiful, comfortable, excellent gyuto. It is very thin behind the edge and has thin tip goes through veggies and protein very easily.

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