Light as a feather but with exceptional cutting power thanks to its very thin blade, if you do regularly cook larger joints of meat you should really consider owning one of these traditional Japanese carving knives.
The thin blade to reduces drag on the meat when slicing, a long length so you need to make fewer cuts which results in cleaner and tastier slices of meat on your plate.
The stainless, powdered R2 steel used in the blade construction is very thin which lends itself to taking a very sharp edge and is hard enough to handle daily use without needing to worry about its strength.
There is a specially made saya to fit this knife.
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length276mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length433mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width2mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height35mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight140 grams
- Blade materialPowderThis knife steel has some special care instructions, learn more.
- Handle styleJapanese
- Tang styleHalf
- Left or right handedBoth
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What you get with the knife
Wrapped in the day's local newspaper and safely encased in a stylish black storage box with a red inlay and a small note from the blacksmiths explaining that this range is how they prize art and functionality; efficient cutting tools over ones that are simply beautiful. These are both.
Along with the normal packaging, we of course include our usual plasters just in case you're not quite ready for how sharp these knives are!
All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.
Still need some advice choosing the right knife?
We want you to be happy that you're buying the right knife for your cooking needs so if you're not sure what you need, read our guide to buying the right knife. You can also check out the frequently asked questions or for anything else, contact us.