Nakamura Hamono Kaishin Super Blue Gyuto 210mm

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A slick mid-sized gyuto finished to an excellent standard and with a quality handle, it's a great all rounder for any kitchen.

First Impressions

The "Kaishin" range makes an excellent first impression, they're ground very thin behind the edge and this gives very good cutting performance right out of the box across the entire range and it's clear the attention to detail and quality of finish is something Nakamura Hamono care deeply about.

Beauty

Simple and understated looks with a nicely done hairline migaki polish are classy and stylish and the other areas where you might sometimes expect to see compromises are also well done including the well finished heel and spines.

The attention to detail runs through to the handles which are also well fitted and a high quality magnolia and buffalo horn which compliment the blade perfectly.

In Hand

One thing we immediately noticed in hand was that Nakamura don't skimp on the quality of the handle in the Kaishin line even though magnolia is a traditional wood often used not just for its anti microbial properties but because it's quite cheap - there are levels to it and the handles fitted to this range are all beautifully finished and smoothly fitted with a nice feeling of weight to balance the blade. 

They're very comfortable and smooth and the bolster fit and overall finish in hand with the smooth heel and spine finish on the knife is a great experience.

Durability

In contrast to the Ginsan line, the aogami super blue core is treated to a significantly higher HRC and so that thin edge holds very well between sharpens.

Ease of Care

The aogami super steel along the cutting edge is reactive and will develop a lovely patina as it reacts with your food and moisture but apart from the normal care instructions it's a nice easy knife to keep. 

Check out our carbon steel care page for more tips on how to look after your knife.

Our Verdict

We're deeply impressed with the Kaishin line, given Nakamura Hamono are a young brand only established in 2015 they have clearly used their experience and worked with some excellent knife makers in Sakai to produce these great value and quality knives. 

For those who prefer stain resistant steel, the Kaishin is also available in ginsan/silver 3.

Like many brands who work in a more collaborative way, they don't specify who the blacksmiths are but the Kaishin line is hand forged and sharpened with an excellent edge and the overall fit and the attention to detail at this price point represents great value and we're sure this range will feature on a lot of your shortlists and for good reason.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 215mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 370mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 45.1mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.16mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 158 grams
  • Core Steel: Super Blue Steel
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal magnolia with black or white buffalo horn bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: NAKAM-015

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 wide fit 210mm magnolia saya or a large gyuto size (27x5.5cm) blade guard for this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Nakamura Hamono

Based in Chiba and founded in 2015, Nakamura Hamono is a brand founded by sushi chef Mr Nakamura and who work with a selection of blacksmiths and workshops in the Sakai area to create their various lines of knives of which a common style is their thin edge and high quality finishing.

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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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