Yauji Yoshihiro Blue #2 Damascus Gyuto 210mm

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A beautiful right handed, single bevel mid size gyuto made by Yauji Yoshihiro under the watchful eye of master blacksmith Hideo Kitaoka. Light, nimble and a superb piece of craft.

First Impressions

The single bevel range is designed specifically for right handed use only and the sharpness out of the box is superb.


Not just functional, it's also beautiful. On one side is an intricate pattern and the exposed layering as the single bevel tapers down to the cutting edge and on the back is the functional and undecorated size that does the work.

In Hand

It's the small detail that often elevates a knife and one of the nicest touches we note on this range is that the edge of the heel on the patterned side has been rounded off ever so slightly to aid comfort and so when you're using a pinch grip in particular you can feel the smoothness in that heel notch area of the knife. 

A lovely touch and just speaks to the overall quality of the blade and skill of Yoshihiro san. 


Blue #2 clad in stainless is commonly used combination designed to pair durability and edge retention with easy sharpening between uses so it's going to be a solid steel pairing to last a long time. 

Ease of Care

The Blue #2 will develop a patina with use so care instructions for reactive steel can be found in our carbon steel care page.

Our Verdict

It's a very well made and finished knife and the design and production is based on the same knives Hideo Kitaoka has been making for many years and has now passed to his highly skilled apprentice.

The Blue #2 damascus is a stunning choice if you're in the market for a right handed single bevel knife.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 216mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 363mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 46.8mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.7mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 140 grams
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #2
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal walnut or ebony and black buffalo
  • Left or Right handed: Right only (Single Bevel)

Product SKU: 9202

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 the Oster Rob mid sized gyuto wooden saya or a gyuto size blade guard to protect this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Yauji Yoshihiro

Born in 1983, Yoshihiro san is already an highly experienced blacksmith having completed the long apprecenticeship under the tutelage of master Hideo Kitaoka.

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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