Satoshi Nakagawa X Myojin Naohito Blue #1 Santoku

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A spellbinding collaboration between Satoshi Nakagawa and Myojin Hamono has created a knife of the highest standards with a mind blowing edge and a beautiful dark etched damascus finish.

This knife is fitted with an ebony and black buffalo horn handle.

First Impressions

Everything about these knives screams quality, you'd be right to expect that given the skill of both Nakagawa and Myojin in their respective fields and right out of the box these stunning knives boast both looks and an edge finish that's consistent and wickedly sharp.


The damascus finish is some of the best we've seen. It's got real depth and intricate detail running down to the blue #1 core.

The knives in this collection are nothing short of works of art from two of Japan's leading craftsmen.

In Hand

The rounding of the spine and heel of the blade is perfectly done. It's comfortable and very well finished and the attention to detail covers every part of this knife. 

They're paired with various premium level ebony handles to match the blade quality and as a denser wood than many others, they offer a slightly heavier feel in hand but with the larger gyutos this balances nicely and puts the balance point of the knife typically just around the heel of the blade.

Ease of Care

Check out our guide to caring for carbon steel and for long term care we recommend a carbon steel care kit

Please note these knives are sold with a protective lacquer coating which gives them a rainbow colouring and we recommend you remove this before using the knife to cook with. This can be done by lightly wiping with an acetone solution and paper towel/cotton balls until the rainbow colouring is no longer visible. Rinse with warm water and soap then dry before use. 

Our Verdict

This is unquestionably a sensational knife in every respect. Fit and finish are world class and the collaboration between Satoshi Nakagawa and Myojin Hamono has created something special both in looks, feel and performance. 

These knives would rightfully take pride of place in any collection.

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Product details

Product SKU: SAT-0005

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 santoku magnolia, handmade leather santoku saya or santoku sized blade guard to protect this knife if you're not storing it on a magnetic rack or stand.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Satoshi Nakagawa & Myojin Hamono

This collection is a collabration between an Satoshi Nakagawa - an excellent blacksmith and Myojin Hamono, one of Japan's most impressive sharpeners.

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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