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Nakagawa suminagashi aogami #1 240mm kiritsuke gyuto (custom handle)

Nakagawa suminagashi aogami #1 240mm kiritsuke gyuto (custom handle)

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Satoshi Nakagawa-san is the disciple of master blacksmith Kenichi Shiraki-san (retired in 2017). He has trained under Shiraki-san for 16 years and was at the helm of Shiraki Hamono since 2015 when his master was ill. In April 2021, he decided to open his own workshop: Nakagawa Hamono.

At such a relatively young age, he is one of the most talented smiths out there who can forge both laminated and honyaki knives. He uses carbon steels like shirogami, aogami as well as stainless ones like VG10 and Ginsanko. We are excited to add some more Nakagawa-san's extremely well-forged blades in our lineup.

This beautiful kiritsuke gyuto has a nice thick spine similar to the Sanjo-made knife, Toyama damascus 240mm kiritsuke gyuto. The difference is that this blade has a symmetrical convex grind so we expect food release to be great and no issues with steering. With its heft, excellent behind-the-edge thinness (thin without being delicate), and convexity, cutting with this blade should be fun!

Backsmith: Satoshi Nakagawa
Sharpener: Masaya Shimizu
Brand: Yoshihiro
Location: Sakai, Japan
Knife type: ktip / kiritsuke gyuto with saya
Finish: suminagashi

Construction type: sanmai | ironclad
Steel type: Hitachi Aogami #1 (Blue #1)

Total length: 390mm
Blade length: 230mm
Blade height at heel: 46.4mm
Spine thickness at handle: 3.7mm
Spine thickness at heel: 3.5mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.7mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.0mm
Weight: 265g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal ebony - double blonde horn
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/knife sheath: included

A certificate is also included.

Friendly reminder: Regular maintenance is necessary for Japanese knives, like this Nakagawa suminagashi aogami #1 240mm kiritsuke gyuto 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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Nakagawa suminagashi aogami #1 240mm kiritsuke gyuto (custom handle)