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Yoshikane nashiji shirogami#2 santoku 165mm

Yoshikane nashiji shirogami#2 santoku 165mm

Regular price ¥37,800 JPY
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This santoku knife from Hatsukokoro is handcrafted by Yoshikane hamono in Sanjo, Japan. The blade is forged from shirogami#2 steel, known for its ability to achieve a razor-sharp edge and ease of sharpening, making it a preferred carbon steel among chefs and enthusiasts. The nashiji finish lends it a traditional aesthetic. The design of the santoku knife ensures versatility, adept at slicing, dicing, and chopping, catering to a wide range of kitchen tasks.

❖ Yoshikane hamono, a renowned Japanese knife-making company in Sanjo City, Niigata, was founded in 1919. With over a century of history, it is now led by the fourth-generation master craftsman, Kazuomi Yamamoto. This family-operated business has consistently maintained its traditional hand-forging and grinding techniques. They are known for their excellent heat treatment, consistent grinds, and a great fit and finish. Like other Sanjo-made knives, they are thick coming out of the handle but tapers nicely along the spine making them really comfortable to hold while giving you that top-tier cutting performance.

Brand: Hatsukokoro
Blacksmith: Yoshikane hamono | Kazuomi Yamamoto
Origin: Sanjo, Japan

Core steel: shirogami#2/ white#2
Steel type: carbon steel
Cladding: stainless clad | nashiji

HRC: 62-63

Overall length: 312mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 167mm
Blade height at heel: 51.6mm
Spine thickness
at handle: 4.5mm

at heel: 3.8mm
midway: 2.1mm
1cm from the tip: 1.3mm
Weight: 149g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal walnut with horn ferrule
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included

a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as the Yoshikane nashiji shirogami#2 santoku knife, please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please note that there may be slight variations in the measurements of handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.

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

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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.
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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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