Mutsumi Hinoura Blue #2 Migaki Santoku

Regular price £300.00

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A stunning santoku from Mutsumi san, this will be a firm favourite in your collection in no time!

First Impressions

The blue #2 is are some of Mutsumi san's most in demand knives and they're stunning. Right out of the box, the edge is excellent as you'd expect and the migaki finish across the blade and subtle rounding of the heel and spine just ooze class.


Refined is perpahs the best word here. The migaki finish is subtle, the large kanji stand out a mile and the beautiful burnt chestnut and black buffalo oval handle just work together. 

The knives in this collection are subtle at a distance but up close, the quality of the finish is top notch, in keeping with Mutsumi san's high reputation.

In Hand

The oval handle with the subtle texture and smoothly finished blade around the heel and spine are a joy to hold. They're well balanced and at the heel they're quite thick and taper a little where you'd pinch grip but then retain a fairly consistent width before tapering quickly at the tip.


The Blue #2 steel clad in stainless is a common and popular combination with many blacksmiths and workshops for its robustness and hardness creating a quality edge that will retain it's sharpness well and is easy to sharpen.

Ease of Care

It's a carbon steel so just follow our carbon steel care tips and store it properly and this is a knife that's designed to last and be used for a lifetime.

We do recommend regular honing with a ceramic rod and applying some camellia oil to the blade from time to time to help protect the blade.

Our Verdict

We're always excited to see knives like these because they're made in small quantities and availability is often limited. 

Mutusmi san has released a selection of excellent quality blades in this collection and for the Japanese knife enthusasts among you, this is a collection that will no doubt be on your shortlists because it's a quality steel, fit and finish and made by Japan's best regarded blacksmiths. 

If they're in stock, don't wait too long! We don't know when they might be available again.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 184mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 329mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.25mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 46.2mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 167 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: Blue Steel #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: Oval burnt chestnut with black buffalo ferrule

Product SKU: 12002

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 a santoku sized blade guard for this knife due to the thickness of the spine, no wooden saya are currently available.

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Blacksmith Profile

Mutsumi Hinoura

Mutsumi Hinoura is a 4th generation blacksmith working with his famous father Tsukasa in the family workshop and is well regarded and respected for his own skill and style and the quality of his knives which are forged by hand using traditional techniques using his considerable experience gained over more than 20 years

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