Kaneshige Hamono White #1 Tsuchime Nakiri

Regular price £125.00

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Make short work of your veg prep with this great looking, well finished and easy to care for White #1 nakiri. Offering excellent food release, it's ideal for someone looking to add a nakiri to their collection without breaking the bank.

First Impressions

A thin overall profile, spine and finish standard the White #1 is a great choice for anyone looking at a durable and easy to care for carbon steel knife.


The White #1 is a classy looking knife with a good level of finish and looks with the tsuchime stainless cladding running down to the polished core steel. 

We have had this range paired with a quality cherry wood handle that's finished to a higher level than typical for knives at this price point which adds to the quality looks and feel of the knife.

In Hand

Comfortable in hand thanks to the quality finish on the handle and while the spine and heel of the knives in the range aren't rounded or smoothed off it's not an unusual compromise to expect when looking at such well priced knives. 

Ease of Care

We recommend following our carbon steel care tips and for long term care, our carbon steel care kit has everything you need to keep your knife in top condition. 

Our Verdict

Great overall value across the range and a good finish and edge quality out of the box but with potential to thin a little further should you wish. 

Ideal as a first forray into carbon steel and will develop a lovely patina along the core while being protected by the stainless cladding they're ideal as a first knife choice or competitively priced addition to an existing collection.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 165mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 318mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 50.3mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.04mm (Spine width above the heel) 1.99mm (Measured halfway along spine) 1.98mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 147 grams
  • Core Steel: White #1
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal Cherry
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: KANE-002

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

We recommend the nakiri magnolia saya or a nakiri size (22x5cm) blade guard for this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Kaneshige Hamono

Kaneshige is a brand owned by Kosuke Kawamura of Konosuke Knives and one that works with larger workshops and factories to create and supply products that don't fall under the more bespoke artisan level of the Konosuke brand.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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