OUL Sakai White #1 Kiritsuke Gyuto 210mm

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The versatile kiritsuke shaped White #1 gyuto is an excellent value all rounder, perfect for a first forray into carbon steel or as an addition to a collection.

First Impressions

An elegant and well finished line of knives with a durable White #1 steel core clad in stainless steel with a subtle hairline migaki finish and nice touches like the smoothly rounded heel area and spine. 


Understated looks for sure but one that will develop a unique look over time as the core steel patinas with use. The horizontal hairline finish on the cladding is subtle and runs down to the hazy migaki and finally shows off the almost mirror polished core steel.

In Hand

It's always nice when a knife has a little extra time spent on rounding the edge of the spine and heel, it elevates the feel of it in hand and increases the feel of comfort during use.


The shirogami #1 core clad in a stainless gives you a mix of an easy to care for blade but one that takes and holds an edge well and is quick to sharpen.

Ease of Care

You've got a carbon steel core clad in stainless steel which is a nice way to get the benefit of carbon steel and developing a patina over time while you cook but without too much hassle and worrying too much about dramatic changes in appearance and high levels of care. 

Shirogami #1 is easy to look after and sharpen if you follow our standard and carbon steel care tips and for long term care, we recommend a carbon steel care kit.

Our Verdict

An excellent value range, the White #1 has a good finish level and out of the box the sharpness is good thanks to the underlying quality geometry of flat profile and taper.

The secondary bevel finish is perhaps something a knife enthusiast would enjoy working on with a finishing stone but beyond that we like this range for the nice finishing touches and overall, each knife is one that would fit into a home or professional daily rotation with no problem. 

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 211mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 361mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 44.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.15mm (Spine width above the heel) 2.24mm (Measured halfway along spine) 1.08mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 150 grams
  • Core Steel: White #1
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak with black buffalo bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: OUL-011

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

The magnolia gyuto 210mm (wide fit) saya and large gyuto size (27x5.5cm) blade guard are compatable with this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

OUL Sakai

OUL Sakai are a brand based in Sakai, one of Japan's biggest knife making locations and who work with a range of blacksmiths, workshops and factories to provide a selection of knives in different steels and with a focus on very competitive price points across their products.

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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