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Hinoura kurouchi nashiji AS (stainless clad) hakata 180mm

Hinoura kurouchi nashiji AS (stainless clad) hakata 180mm

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The Hinoura kurouchi nashiji AS hakata 180mm is a handcrafted Japanese knife by blacksmith Mutsumi Hinoura. It features a core of Aogami Super steel, known for its exceptional edge retention and sharpness, encased in a stainless steel cladding for ease of maintenance. The knife showcases a kurouchi nashiji finish, giving it a distinctive rustic appearance. The handle is made from octagonal ebony, designed for a comfortable and secure grip, suitable for prolonged use. This knife boasts a thick spine with a great distal taper and nail-flexing thin edge for that authoritative and effortless cutting.

The hakata knife is a regional variation of the bunka knife, identifiable by its triangular nose and curved spine. It serves as a multipurpose knife, suited for various cutting tasks in the kitchen.

Mutsumi Hinoura, born in 1981, is the fourth-generation in the Hinoura family to pursue blacksmithing, mentored by his father, Tsukasa Hinoura, who started in 1975. Beginning his forging work in 2001, Mutsumi specializes in traditional techniques to craft hatchets, hunting knives, and kitchen knives. Together, Tsukasa and Mutsumi uphold the Hinoura tradition with their well-regarded craftsmanship.

Blacksmith: Mutsumi Hinoura
Origin: Sanjo, Japan

Knife type: hakata (regional variation of bunka)
Finish: kurouchi nashiji

Core steel: aogami super (AS) / blue super
HRC: 64

Steel type: carbon steel
Cladding: stainless clad

Overall length: 331mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 186mm
Blade height at the heel: 44.7mm
Spine thickness:
at the handle: 4.6mm
at the heel: 3.0mm
midway: 2.1mm
1cm from the tip: 0.6mm
Weight: 164g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal ebony
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included

a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as the Hinoura kurouchi nashiji AS hakata knife, please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please be aware that slight measurement variations are typical in handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.
c. Similarly, it's common for these handcrafted knives to have minor cosmetic variations, such as light surface marks or fine scuffs.


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Care Guide
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge.
  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.
  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting.
  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.
  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.
Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy
  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.


  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.
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