Custom Yoshikane Hamono White #2 Gyuto 240mm

Regular price £365.00

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We've paired Yoshikane's incredible blade with a one-off stabilised black ash burl with contrasting white g10 spacers and a superbly subtle blue and orange hue running through the handle.

This exceptional handle is made and fitted in the UK by custom handle maker @letshandlethis.

First Impressions

An excellent sharpness out of the box and is nimble in hand thanks to the reasonably thick tapered blade and well finished white #2 core.


The nashiji finish on the stainless cladding paired with the high polish of the white #2 core really is stunning. It's subtle and understated which we love and contrasted with a dark wenge wood handle we think it looks wonderful. 

As the edge develops a patina over time and darkens it will continue to provide a lovely contrast with the stainless cladding.

In Hand

The gyuto is very comfortable with a slightly thicker than average spine near to the handle and a balance point just around the heel make cutting easy and enjoyable.


White #2 clad in stainless is a popular combination for a good reason - it's easy to sharpen and retains an edge well and with minimal extra care it's going to last you a lifetime. 

Ease of Care

It's a reactive core steel so will develop a patina over time but simple care and maintenance of rinse and dry after use and you'll have no problems. 

Our Verdict

For the money you're definitely getting a great knife, it's very well made and finished and looks superb.

Yoshikane Hamono have a long established and worthy reputation for creating high quality knives and this is one of them. 

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 244mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 397mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.35mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 49mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 209 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: White #2
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal wenge (or custom available)

Product SKU: 8704

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.

Compatable saya or guard

There is currently no wooden saya available for this knife so we recommend a gyuto sized blade guard instead.

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Blacksmith Profile

Yoshikane Hamono

Established in 1919 in the city of Sanjo, Yoshikane Hamono have a well deserved reputation for their high quality craftsmanship and finishing and this range of knives are forged by the 4th generation head of the factory Kazuomi Yamamoto.

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Helping you find the perfect knife

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

Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

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