Sakai Kikumori Blue #2 Migaki Gyuto 210mm

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Made in the workshop of Kenji Togashi by his blacksmiths to the specification of Sakai Kikumori, this mid sized Blue #2 gyuto is a refined workhorse with impressive geometry and performance.

First Impressions

Made by the Togashi workshop to specification for Sakai Kikumori, the Blue #2 is a classy knife with a largely flat grind running down to an excellent thin secondary bevel.

These are quality daily driver in a Sakai style with a good finish standard ready for use in a home or professional kitchen.


Understated certainly but the migaki finish is well done and consistent and over time the Blue #2 core will patina and add character to the blade. 

In Hand

Good quality magnolia and black buffalo handles are fitted and well finished and the blades also show the subtle signs of quality with their smoothly finished rounded heel and spines which is often a much appreciated finishing touch that elevates a knife in comfort.


Blue #2 and soft iron clad is a widely used traditional combination for making a durable knife with excellent edge retention and durability.

Ease of Care

It should be noted that this is a fully reactive knife so both core and cladding react with moisture and your ingredients. As such, the care requirements for this steel combination are a little higher than some knives. Learn more about carbon steel care here.

For long term care and maintenance, we recommend our carbon steel care kit.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 205mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 345mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 47.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.41mm (Spine width above the heel) 2.19mm (Measured halfway along spine) 0.76mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 144 grams
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #2
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal magnolia with black buffalo horn
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: KIKU-010-##

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 210mm magnolia saya for this knife. The narrow fit is best but both narrow and wide fit the knife. The mid size (27x5.5cm) blade guard also fits. 

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Sakai Kikumori

Founded in Sakai City in 1926, Sakai Kikumori are well regarded for their high quality knives and draw on the area's more than 600 year history of knife and blade making.

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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