Fujiwara Shirogami #1 Gyuto 180mm

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A classy yo handled gyuto from Fujiwara with a subtle tsuchime finish and excellent edge out of the box.

First Impressions

Top notch performance and edge retention with an exceptional heat treat for durability.


Much like the Denka, the Shirogami line continues a theme that can sometimes be described as a little "rustic".

Perfection in the looks department is not why you buy a Fujiwara but there's undoubtedly a charm to the wabi-sabi looks and finishing.

In Hand

Fitted with either a traditional octagonal magnolia wa handle or the full tang black pakka wood, your preference for weight and balance point may guide your ultimate personal preference. 


The Shirogami #1 has been pushed to a high level of 64-65HRC which offers excellent durability and edge retention. 

Ease of Care

This knife is easy enough to care for and sharpen if you follow our carbon steel care tips. For longer term care, we recommend a carbon steel care kit.

Our Verdict

There are a lot of similarities with the iconic Denka range but with the benefit of a slightly easier to maintain Shirogami #1 core and with that, a very competitive price point for some superb, high performance knives from one of Japan's most famous blackmsiths.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 185mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 311mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 47.4mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.37mm (Spine width above the heel) 2.72mm (Measured halfway along spine) 2.18mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 190 grams
  • Core Steel: White #1
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 64-65 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Various
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: FUJ-020-##

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

Due to the spine thickness, we recommend the wide fit 210mm magnolia saya although the fit is a little loose. If you prefer a more secure option, the small gyuto size (22x5cm) blade guard is compatable.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Teruyasu Fujiwara

Teruyasu San makes all his knives from scratch and completes the whole process himself, the quality, sharpness, hardness and edge retention of his knives is simply stunning.

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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