Miyazaki Kajiya White #2 Gyuto 240mm

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Big, bold and offering a good feeling of weight, the larger gyuto from Miyazaki-san is definitely one for those seeking a larger and heavier all rounder in white steel.

First Impressions

Wow! The White #2 is big. It's thick, reasonably tall and has a real feel of weight all in a classic kurouchi finish but with a nice edge that offers a good level of sharpness out of the box but that easily has potential for even higher performance.

Beauty

Given Miyazaki-san creates all his knives himself and works on all parts of the process it's little surprise they have a simple classic kurouchi finish running down to the polished core steel. It's an honest and faithful nod to the most common Japanese knife finish and is a little rustic but you'll probably be distracted by what a visually large knife it is anyway!

In Hand

In hand, the larger gyuto is a hefty knife. It's thick and doesn't taper a great deal until fairly close to the tip so when combined with the above average height, it's got a feel of weight that you're either looking for or perhaps won't like too much. 

It's always nice to see when a craftsman takes a little extra time and effort to round off the spine and heel areas of the knife so when you're holding it, it's nice and smooth and offers just that little extra comfort.

Despite the size and weight, it's still a well balanced blade.

Durability

White #2 clad in soft iron is a common and easy to care for reactive carbon steel combination and takes an edge quickly offering a good level of robustness and durability.

Depending on your preference, we also have this knife in a Blue #1 core steel version.

Ease of Care

We'd recommend considering a carbon steel care kit for long term care and follow our carbon steel care tips for storage and use.

Our Verdict

It's always a pleasure to take delivery of knives like these from younger blacksmiths and in particular the newer wave who have practiced all the component parts of making their knives and so do everything themselves. 

This range is designed and made for those who prefer a knife of significant size and weight and so won't be to everyone's taste but for those who do want a knife that's got the extra scale and is easy to work with and sharpen then the work of Miyazaki-san is for you.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 245mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 399mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 53.8mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.96mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 256 grams
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 61±1 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak with black buffalo horn
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: MIYA-001-##

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

This is a particularly chunky knife and currently the only cover that fits is the large gyuto (27x5.5cm) blade guard.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Miyazaki Kajiya

A talented blacksmith from Fukue in the The Gotō Islands, Miyazaki-san is one of the newer generation of blacksmiths who work on every part of their knife making process from hand laminating and forging through to finishing the blades.

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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