Satoshi Nakagawa X Myojin Naohito Blue #1 Bunka

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A spellbinding collaboration between Satoshi Nakagawa and Myojin Hamono has created a knife of the highest standards with a mind blowing edge and a beautiful damascus (non-etched) finish.

This knife is fitted with an ebony and white buffalo horn handle.

First Impressions

Everything about these knives screams quality, you'd be right to expect that given the skill of both Nakagawa and Myojin in their respective fields and right out of the box these stunning knives boast both looks and an edge finish that's consistent and wickedly sharp.


The damascus finish is some of the best we've seen. It's got real depth and intricate detail running down to the blue #1 core.

In Hand

The rounding of the spine and heel of the blade is perfectly done. It's comfortable and very well finished and the attention to detail covers every part of this knife. 

They're paired with various premium level ebony handles to match the blade quality and as a denser wood than many others, they offer a slightly heavier feel in hand but with the larger gyutos this balances nicely and puts the balance point of the knife typically just around the heel of the blade.

Our Verdict

This is unquestionably a sensational knife in every respect.

Fit and finish are world class and the collaboration between Satoshi Nakagawa and Myojin Hamono has created something special both in looks, feel and performance. 

These knives would rightfully take pride of place in any collection.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 171mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 314mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.18mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 45.9mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 160 grams
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #1
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and therefore has some special care instructions and properties.

    Read the carbon steel care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 61-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Various

Product SKU: SAT-0004

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

Protection & care for this knife

Blacksmith Profile

Satoshi Nakagawa & Myojin Hamono

This collection is a collabration between an Satoshi Nakagawa - an excellent blacksmith and Myojin Hamono, one of Japan's most impressive sharpeners.

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