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Watanabe Pro aogami #2 240mm gyuto

Watanabe Pro aogami #2 240mm gyuto

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Watanabe knives need no further introduction. Ask any seasoned knife collector/ enthusiast about the best cutters they have ever tried and, more often than not, Watanabe (or Toyama), will be on the top of their list. Why? Simple answer: geometry and heat treatment. It's a knife that cuts so well because it's incredibly thin behind the edge, feels great in the hand, and holds its edge for a long time.

Watanabe (and Toyama) gyutos are highly regarded in the kitchen knife community.


Blacksmith: Shinichi Watanabe
Location: Sanjo, Japan
Knife type: gyuto

Construction type: sanmai | stainless clad
Steel type: Hitachi Aogami#2

Total length: 406mm
Blade length: 244mm
Blade height at heel: 54.2mm
Spine thickness at handle: 4.0mm
Spine thickness at heel: 3.4mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.1mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.3mm
Weight: 218g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: d-shaped magnolia
Ferrule: buffalo horn

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

These knives are handmade so there will be slight variances and imperfections. Even the pricier Shigefusa or Kiyoshi Kato knives can have minor imperfections.

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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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