Mutsumi Hinoura White #2 Gyuto 210mm

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A classic and versatile mid sized gyuto from Mutsumi Hinoura, this is a superb knife that's waiting to be your daily go-to for a wide range of jobs and prep.

First Impressions

The White #2 is impressive out of the box, they're a nicely balanced knife across the range and are impressively thin behind the edge giving you great cutting performance.


The White #2 core paired with the kurouchi finish on the soft iron cladding and magnolia handle is a classic look and one that we always enjoy.

The kurouchi finish is smooth and tapers down through the migaki finish and then down to the polished core steel cutting edge.

In Hand

The knives are all pretty thick along the spine near the handle but taper quickly to a more consistent width along the majority of the blade before thinning out quickly at the top. 

That thicker area near the handle where you would typically hold the knife in a pinch grip offers a nice feel in hand and it contributes to the feeling of it being a "significant" knife in terms of weight but without it actually feeling too heavy but if you're looking for a lightweight laser then it's definitely not for you. 


What's not to love, it's White #2 steel that's easy to sharpen and takes a great edge and clad in a kurouchi finished soft iron. 

This combination has been a go-to for years because it's durable and reliable.

Ease of Care

Just follow our normal care and carbon steel care tips and you'll be good. 

We recommend an occasional dab of camellia oil to help protect the blade over time.

Our Verdict

Mutsumi Hinoura is a highly skilled blacksmith and the White #2 represents great value for money.

The finish and quality is impressive and these are great knives we'd love to be stock more of but they are in short supply and sell quickly for a reason so don't hang around if they're available!

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 219mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 362mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 49.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.15mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 186 grams
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 60-61 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Various
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: HIN-007-##

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 a gyuto sized blade guard for this knife.

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Meet the maker

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

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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