Naoki Mazaki White #2 Migaki Nashiji Gyuto 240mm

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A fantastic tall gyuto made and finished entirely in the workshop of Mazaki san.

First Impressions

The Mazaki gyutos have a reasonably tall profile and for those who prefer a thicker and more aggressive distal taper these are the knives for you!


The White #2 is available in both a kurouchi and migaki finish and both are excellent examples of the two differing styles.

The kurouchi finish is actually really smooth and has benefitted from a small amount of polishing to leave the black colouring but not the roughness of the forging process.

The migaki finish is equally smooth and the main body of the blade is smoothly polished and tapers neatly down to the core steel. 

In Hand

In hand the White #2 has an obvious heft due to both its height and thickness along the spine but where other similarly large knives might feel a little on the heavy side, the balance and comfort of the blade is nicely considered and designed. 

With a balance point just at the base of the kanji and Mazaki san's attention to detail in rounding off the edges of the spine and heel notch for a larger gyuto you'll enjoy and appreciate the comfort and nimble handling.


White #2 is a widely used steel for a good reason, it's easy to sharpen and retains an excellent edge and with Mazaki's knives, he treats them at the upper levels of hardness so at around 64HRC you can expect the edge retention to be excellent.

Ease of Care

It's a carbon steel knife and so our normal carbon steel care instructions apply but beyond that, just follow the couple of standard care steps and this is a blade that's going to last you a long time indeed.

Our Verdict

There's no doubt Naoki Mazaki is going to be a name we'll be hearing about for many years as his career and skills continue to develop on what are already impressive foundations and the White #2 is a quality range of knives both in style and finish. 

If you're looking for a tall and thicker gyuto that's robustly made yet nimble in hand and will hold an edge for longer prep jobs or larger quanties of food then this range should definitely be on your radar.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 245mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 393mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 52.9mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.65mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 206 grams
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak with black buffalo horn
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 11652

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 thickness of the knife at the heel, only a gyuto sized blade guard is suitable for this.

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Meet the maker

Naoki Mazaki

One of the next generation of skilled young blacksmiths to follow in the older masters footsteps, Mazaki san initially spent time touring Japan on his motorbike before deciding on a career as a blacksmith.

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