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Kenji Togashi shirogami#2 honyaki santoku 180mm

Kenji Togashi shirogami#2 honyaki santoku 180mm

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This is a mizuhonyaki shirogami#2 santoku forged by master blacksmith, Kenji Togashi. It has a full mirror polish with ayanami hamon (wave hamon). 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 santoku
Finish: full mirror

Construction type: mizuhonyaki
Steel type: Shirogami #2 / White #2

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

Overall length: 313mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 168mm
Blade height at heel: 44.9mm
Spine thickness at handle: 3.3mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.9mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.4mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.6mm
Weight: 136g

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

Reminder: Regular maintenance is necessary for Japanese knives, like this Kenji Togashi shirogami#2 honyaki santoku 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.

FAQs: 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
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-20 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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Kenji Togashi shirogami#2 honyaki santoku 180mm

Kenji Togashi shirogami#2 honyaki santoku 180mm