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Yoshikazu Ikeda shirogami#3 honyaki gyuto 240mm

Yoshikazu Ikeda shirogami#3 honyaki gyuto 240mm

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The Yoshikazu Ikeda shirogami#3 honyaki gyuto 240mm is a handcrafted Japanese chef's knife. Crafted by Yoshikazu Ikeda, chairman of the Sakai Dentoukougeishi Association, this gyuto features a 240mm blade forged from shirogami #3 steel, which offers exceptional sharpness and toughness. The blade is sharpened by Hideki Ino.

The shirogami#3 honyaki gyuto is an excellent choice for those who want to experience the craftsmanship of a honyaki knife without the hefty price tag often associated with these premium knives. It offers a fantastic opportunity to appreciate the skill and dedication of Sakai's traditional craftsmen while enjoying the benefits of a high-quality, handcrafted Japanese chef's knife.

Mr. Yoshikazu Ikeda, the current chairman of Sakai Dentoukougeishi ("Traditional Skilled Craftsman") Association, began making kitchen knives in 1967 with his father's guidance. In 1983, he established Ikeda Tanrenjo and became independent. His expertise lies in crafting Japanese knives, specifically designed for professional use. He is renowned for his exceptional honyaki knives.

What is a honyaki? Honyaki represents the pinnacle of traditional Japanese knife craftsmanship, deeply rooted in the application of Japanese swordsmithing techniques. Crafted from a single piece of steel, these knives undergo a differential heat treatment process, resulting in a blade with a resilient spine and a hard, sharp edge. The demanding production process requires exceptional skill in temperature control and forging, and the high failure rate due to potential blade cracking or warping during quenching contributes to the elevated cost of honyaki knives compared to other kitchen knives.

Brand: Sakai Hokushin
Blacksmith: Yoshikazu Ikeda
Sharpener: Hideki Ino
Producing Area: Sakai, Japan
Knife type: gyuto 
Finish: mirror finish on hardened steel (ha) and satin on the ji
Steel: shirogami#3/ white#3 
Steel type: carbon steel
Type: abura honyaki

Overall length: 392mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 230mm
Blade height at the heel: 48.1mm
Spine thickness at the handle: 3.4mm
Spine thickness at the heel: 3.3mm
Spine thickness midway: 2.5mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.9mm
Weight: 232g
Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal ebony with horn ferrule
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included

a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as this Yoshikazu Ikeda shirogami#3 honyaki gyuto knife, please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please be aware that slight measurement variations are typical in handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.
c. Similarly, it's common for these handcrafted knives to have minor cosmetic variations, such as light surface marks or fine scuffs.


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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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