Satoshi Nakagawa Silver 3 Gyuto 240mm with saya

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The superb quality and finishing of this knife show the mastery of Satoshi-san's knife making skills and it's one you'll look forward to using every time.

This Hatsukokoro collaboration features a stunning octagonal maplewood handle with a  striking dark grey coloured ferrule and heel and includes a friction fit maplewood saya designed specifically to match the blade and handle colour scheme with a matching colour accent on the tip and spine of the saya.

First Impressions

The silver 3 as you might expect from a blacksmith of Satoshi san's skill has a beautifully finished and consistent edge running through the collection and it's clear the attention to detail, fit and finish are all top notch.

There are two "versions" of the silver 3 knife - both blades are exactly the same and the one with kanji on one side is directly from Nakagawa san and the version with mutliple handle styles and the large hand chiseled kanji is a collaboration with our friends at Hatsukokoro to provide a wider range of handle and saya choices but the blade is the same throughout the range.


The migaki finish across these blades is very refined and has a subtle beauty and consistency that is easy to appreciate and enjoy.

Paired with a range of classic octagonal wa handlesi nvarying materials and limited edition colourways, we'd say the blades are understated but if you're looking for a depth to their beauty, a quality finish and a wide choice of handle styles then you're in luck!

In Hand

One thing that's immediately obvious when this knife is in hand is that the quality and skill shown in the migaki finish and the consistent grind also extends to the spine and heel of the knife where they've been ever so slightly rounded which makes a big difference in comfort when using a pinch grip in particular.

It shows a quality and attention to detail that extends to all aspects of the knife.


The silver 3 core is comparable to many carbon steels for sharpness and edge retention and will keep an impressive edge sharpness.

Ease of Care

Normal care instructions apply as always - rinse and dry after use and no dishwashers but other than that you've got a nice low maintenance stainless knife thanks to the silver 3 core and stainless cladding. Easy!

For longer term care and maintenance we'd recommend a Japanese knife care kit which has everything to keep your knife in top condition.

Our Verdict

We're delighted to be able to stock Satoshi san's knives, they're an exceptional blade at a very competitive price point but it's a knife that's beautifully made and finished and represents top quality work from Nakagawa san. 

The Silver 3 is a great steel for durability and ease of care and in Satoshi Nakagawa, you're buying a knife from a supremely skilled blacksmith that's going to last you many years.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 234mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 390mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.97mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 49.7mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 197 grams
  • Core Steel: Silver 3
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Various materials and colours available
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: NAKA-008

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

A photo of various protective guards for Japanese chef knives

This knife is sold with a friction fit maplewood saya designed specifically to match the blade and handle colour scheme with a matching colour accent on the tip and spine of the saya.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Blacksmith Profile

Satoshi Nakagawa

Satoshi-san is a highly skilled blacksmith who trained and worked under master Kenichi Shiraki until his retirement at which point he took up the reins closing Shiraki knives and starting a new chapter.

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