Myojin Naohito SG2 Santoku

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A superb kasumi finished santoku from of Japan's rising stars and top level sharpeners, perfect for a wide range of daily jobs in any kitchen.

First Impressions

Straight out of the box the SG2 feels impressive and sharp, and in all fairness you'd expect nothing else from someone who's well known for his sharpening and finishing work on Konosuke's FM Fujiyama line.


This is Myojin's first line of knives made and marketed under his own name and it's clear he's got a real eye for subtle beauty and understated style which is what makes him such an exciting blacksmith to follow. 

The kasumi finish is delicate and the tapers down to the  polished SG2 core draws the eye the length of the blade and paired with a classic teak handle we think these are some great looking knives for sure.

In Hand

The finish is something that's a level above many knives and the subtle rounding off of the edges along the spine and heel just feel quality and show why you're buying a knife from someone who has a great deal of skill and experience in this area and who has worked on some very impressive knives already in his career.


SG2 is a great choice and popular among many blacksmiths for its ability to take and retain and edge and it's easy to recommend it as one that's going to perform for a long time.

Ease of Care

The SG2 core steel is finished to an impressive 62-63HRC and will retain its edge and performance for a long time between sharpening. Beyond that, just follow our normal care instructions and this knife will last as long as you need it!

The knives in this collection are treated with a protective lacquer on the blades which we recommend you remove before using on food. This can be done by rubbing with acetone on some cotton wool until you can no longer see the rainbow coloured coating.

Our Verdict

We're very impressed with the overall finish and obvious quality of Myojin's work when you take into consideration his relatively young age and that currently he's perhaps best known for his work as a very skilled sharpener. 

His personal ambitions are to spend more time learning and creating knives as this enables him to create even better knives and so it's exciting to stock these knives which are sure to become highly sought after as his brand and personal collection of knives increases. 

This is a high quality range that boasts an excellent finish and edge profile thanks to Myojin's existing sharpening experience and skill.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 173mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 315mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 46mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.3mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 125 grams
  • Core Steel: SG2
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: Approx 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak with black buffalo horn
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: MYO-004-##

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

The santoku saya in magnolia and black sand finishes are compatable with this knife as is the santoku sized (22x5cm) blade guard.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Myojin Naohito

Myojin has been working as a sharpener for more than 10 years and has an excellent reputation for the quality of his work and this can be evidenced in the finish on Konosuke's famous Fujiyama knives among others.

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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