Anryu Shiro Gyuto 240mm

Regular price £175.00

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The long and visually striking exposed layers that run the full length of each blade are created by exposing the multiple layers of protective iron cladding that taper down to a high carbon shirogami steel cutting edge and then finished with an oval rosewood handle - it's a thing of beauty. 

It will react but it has the typical kurouchi (or blacksmith) finish which will help protect the knife, although not completely! Get used to wiping after use and that should help!

Shirogami, or white #2 is a very popular alloy in knife making and takes a skilful blacksmith to work with it and it is capable of an incredibly sharp edge. It is also really easy to sharpen which makes it a good steel to buy if you want a knife that is a bit easier to look after but still has the reactive properties of carbon steel.


You will be able to achieve a really fine, sharp edge with white #2 steel, it won't hold its edge as long as some other steels but for most people who aren't prepping veg all day you won't really notice, just give it a hone when you feel the edge going and that will keep the edge in tip top condition.


The contrast between the layered carbon steel core and dark, soft iron cladding make it both understated and eye catching at the same time.


The blacksmith or kurouchi finish will protect it to a certain extent however care must be taken to dry the knife carefully after use.

White #2 is a dream to sharpen and will take a screamingly sharp edge and this ranges represents great value for money from such an outstanding blacksmith.

Ease of care

White #2 steel is really easy to sharpen so maintaining it should be a breeze.

This being a reactive knife you will need to wipe and dry carefully after each use though and over time a patina will develop.

Value for money

The shiro range is great value either as a first knife or an addition to a collection. 

Anryu san is an excellent blacksmith with more than 50 years skill and experience and so you're guaranteed a superb knife for the money with this range.

Product details

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

A beautiful midnight blue box with Anryu San's signature in silver on the top, inside is a soft stepped velvety interior, the blade is wrapped in a single sheet of paper and is held safely with a block of foam.

Blacksmith Profile

Katsushige Anryu

Knife making is in Anryu-san's blood. A fourth generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years.

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