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Kenji Togashi shirogami#1 honyaki kiritsuke yanagiba 330mm

Kenji Togashi shirogami#1 honyaki kiritsuke yanagiba 330mm

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This is a mizuhonyaki shirogami#1 kiritsuke yanagiba forged by master blacksmith, Kenji Togashi. It has a full mirror polish with fujinami hamon (Mt. Fuji hamon) with full moon on the hira and crescent moon on the ura. This is sharpened by Nori Igarashi of Yamawaki hamono. 

Kenji Togashi started making knives in 1967 and is one of Sakai's master blacksmith. In 1996, he was officially recognized as a "Dentoukougeishi" (Traditional Craftsman) by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. And in 2007, the city of Sakai awarded him with the "Master of Traditional Crafts" certification for his excellent quenching technique and outstanding skills in making kitchen knives.

Other master craftsmen with the said certification include Yoshikazu Tanaka, Yoshikazu Ikeda, Shigehiro Kasahara (sharpener), and Hirotsugo Tosa (sharpener), to name a few.


Blacksmith: Kenji Togashi
Sharpener: Nori Igarashi
Location: Sakai, Japan
Knife type: honyaki kiritsuke yanagiba
Finish: full mirror
Hamon style: Mt. Fuji

Construction type: mizuhonyaki
Steel type: Shirogami #1 / White #1

Package includes:
- certificate
- kiri box
- nishiki bukuro (knife pouch)
- magnolia saya

Overall length: 486mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 317mm
Blade height at heel: 36.1mm
Spine thickness at handle: 4.3mm
Spine thickness at heel: 4.2mm
Spine thickness at middle: 3.4mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.5mm
Weight: 280g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal ebony with blonde horn ferrule
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

Reminder: Regular maintenance is necessary for Japanese knives, like this Kenji Togashi shirogami#1 honyaki kiritsuke yanagiba knife. Please follow our care guide for proper handling.

Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.

Care Guide

Proper care is essential for Japanese kitchen knives. Here are some important points to consider:
  • 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, particularly if you're a beginner.

  • 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. If you prefer a lower-maintenance option, stainless or stainless-clad carbon knives are recommended.

  • 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.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Japanese kitchen knives. Remember, proper care and attention will enhance your culinary experience and protect your investment.


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Enjoy free shipping on orders over 19,000 JPY (approx. 140 USD) with code "ZKT20".

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For USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia, we ship via DHL.
For Asia and Middle East, we use JapanPost EMS.
Upon order confirmation, we will ship out in 1-2 business days.

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

For Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 15-25 days

Note: These estimates are averages and not guaranteed delivery times. The actual number of days may vary due to factors such as transport, customs, and handling conditions in the destination area, which are beyond our control. Thank you for your understanding.

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  • 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.
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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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EXCHANGES (if applicable)

  • We only replace items if they are defective or damaged upon arrival (not due to misuse).
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Here are the most common questions from our customers, designed to provide quick and easy access to information. If you have additional inquiries, please feel free to contact us.

  1. What types of Japanese knives do you offer?
    We offer a wide variety, including gyuto, santoku, bunka, nakiri, petty, yanagiba, and more.

  2. Are your knives made in Japan?
    Yes, all our knives are sourced directly from renowned Japanese craftsmen and brands.

  3. How do I choose my first Japanese knife?
    We recommend multipurpose options like gyuto or bunka/santoku. Reach out to our team for assistance or check out our guide.

  4. How do I place an order?
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  5. What payment methods do you accept?
    We accept major credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and GCash/BPI (for Philippine buyers).

  6. Where do you ship your products from?
    We ship our products from Tokyo, Japan worldwide via DHL or EMS.

  7. How long does shipping take?
    US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
    Middle East: 5-10 days
    Asia: 2-5 days
    Philippines (Manila and nearby cities): 2-5 days
    Philippines (Visayas/Mindanao): 10-20 days
    Note: Actual delivery times may vary.

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

  9. Are import taxes included in the price?
    Import taxes are not included. Buyers are responsible for any applicable taxes or customs duties. However, for customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value.

  10. How can I track my order?
    Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.
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Kenji Togashi shirogami#1 honyaki kiritsuke yanagiba 330mm

Kenji Togashi shirogami#1 honyaki kiritsuke yanagiba 330mm