Takamura Hamono SG2 Gyuto 180mm

Regular price £175.00

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A classic laser of a gyuto from Terukazu Takamura. An absolute delight to cut with and an eye catching red pakka wood Western handle combine to make a light and nimble knife that's going to make light work of a lot of food prep!

First Impressions

You only need to look at the profile of the SG2 to see it's exceptionally sharp right out of the box and just a few cuts will confirm that this is a real laser with excellent cutting power. 

It's smooth and just glides through food.


The full tang red pakka wood handle pairs nicely with the highly polished migaki finish and it's absolutely a great looking knife - classy, understated but very obviously high quality in every respect.

In Hand

The Western handle shape is just right, light and nimble in hand it's very comfortable and the fit and finish around the integrated bolster are of a high standard.


Takamura knives are highly regarded for their edge retention and the laser grind and SG2 steel make for a great cutting experience.

Finished to an impressive 62-63HRC it will retain its edge and performance for a long time between sharpening. 

Ease of Care

Very easy to care for, SG2 is stainless, durable and retains an edge well so follow our normal care guide and perhaps consider storing your knife on one of our magnetic racks when not in use.

Our Verdict

The Takamura SG2 sits in a very competitive price bracket with a lot of great knives and although competition is stiff, this is absolutely a knife to consider, especially if you're looking for a real laser profile. 

The overall sharpness and edge retention is very impressive right out of the box and the Western handle on this range is both comfortable and well balanced so overall - definitely worthy of being on your shortlist when it comes to checkout time!

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 184mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 310mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 43.2mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.53mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 141 grams
  • Core Steel: SG2
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Handle Material: Red pakka wood
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: TAKA-005

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 small gyuto sized handmade leather saya is a great choice to protect this knife when not in use.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Terukazu Takamura

Based in Takefu Village in Echizen and led by 3rd generation blacksmith Terukazu Takamura, Takamura Hamono have a fine repution for the quality and finish of their blades.

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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