Yoshimitsu Hamono is a small blacksmith shop run by five brothers in southern Japan that serves mostly the area around Nagasaki. The business has been in continual operation since 1852. We are very pleased to be the first company to offer these fine knives in the USA.
The Yoshimitsu Blue #2 Gyuto
210mm is a great knife for both professional and home chefs. 210mm is a nice size for handling almost any ingredient, large or small. It has extra height for a knife of this length offering users good hand and knuckle clearance. The edge is ground evenly on both sides for ease of use and sharpening. There is a fairly flat belly which transforms to a well-defined curve to the slim tip. It has a look almost like a large santoku
Looks and feel are of a high standard. The stainless steel outer layer is applied in the san mai method. The primary grind is well defined which leads to the shinogi and exposed Blue #2 steel edge. There is a slight gap between the neck and handle ferrule. This small gap or “machi” is traditional to Japanese knives and quite intentional. The attractive octagonal handle is made from walnut and black pakka wood.
Weight: 5.4 ounces
Blade Length: 212 mm
Total Length: 353 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.8 mm
Blade Height: 50.3 mm
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Handle: Walnut Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood