Custom Yoshikane Hamono SKD Kiritsuke Gyuto 210mm

Regular price £375.00

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An excellent mid sized kiritsuke gyuto from Yoshikane Hamono that we've paired with a one off custom handle made from quilted maple with green maple spacer and white G10 rings.

If you're looking for a truly one of a kind knife then look no further. The handle made by UK craftsman @letshandlethis finishes off the knife fantastically.

First Impressions

Superb. The knife is very sharp out of the box - up there with some of the best and the balance point feels just right at the heel of the blade. 

If you're looking for a robust workhorse that's going to be your everyday knife then look no further.


The nashiji finish combined with high polish finish of the core SKD steel create a great looking knife with the pattern and finishing being completely unique to every blade.

In Hand

Nicely balanced and nimble and with a classic octagonal wa handle it's a breeze to use on a range of ingredients and prep jobs. 


The core SKD steel is a great choice and retains an edge well. The stainless cladding with its nashiji finish protects the core nicely and you'll be using this knife for many years.

Ease of Care

While it is a reactive knife it's easy enough to care for and maintain. The SKD steel is pretty easy to sharpen and as long as you follow the standard care instructions and store your knife safely when it's not in use, this is one that's going to last you as long as you need.

Our Verdict

The sharpness out of the box and finish quality are excellent and it's a great knife from a very skilled blacksmith so for the money we think you get a get a great looking knife that's going to perform very well for many years.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 213mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 358mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.83mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 49.7mm (Heel to spine)
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: SKD
  • 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 (custom handles also available)

Product SKU: 8756

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

We recommend protecting your blade with a gyuto sized guard or storing it on a block or magnetic rack to show it off!

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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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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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