HATSUKOKORO Shirasagi Aogami #2 Gyuto 240mm (Single bevel)

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HATSUKOKORO Shirasagi Aogami #2 Gyuto 240mm (Single Bevel) - A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship

Introducing the "Shoshin" Shirasagi Gyuto, a hand-forged marvel that embodies the essence of traditional Japanese knifemaking. Crafted in Susaki, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, by the renowned Myojinriki Seisakusho, this knife is a testament to the beauty of simplicity and functionality.

Blade Excellence

Forged with Aogami #2 steel and heat-treated to an impressive 63-64 HRC, the blade's Kurouchi finish gives it a rustic, earthy appearance. The rough fit and finish are intentional, emphasizing the knife's focus on cutting performance. The beautiful tapering ensures smooth and effortless cutting, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate the raw beauty of a carbon steel handmade blade.


  • Origin: Susaki, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
  • Brand: Myojinriki Seisakusho
  • Knife Type: Gyuto
  • Construction: Awase (Kasumi)
  • Grind: Single Bevel (Right-handed)
  • Core Steel: Aogami #2 (Blue #2)
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 62-63 HRC
  • Finishes: Kurouchi, Tsuchime
  • Blade Length: 200mm (7.8") / 229mm (9.0")
  • Handle: Hachikaku (Octagonal), Wenge with Buffalo Horn Kuchiwa
  • Weight: 234g (8.25oz) / 273g (9.63oz)
  • Engraved Mark: In Japanese Kanji "Trademark Shoshin" (登録 初心)

About Myojinriki Seisakusho

Myojinriki Seisakusho is a family-run workshop led by the father-son duo, Tateo and Naohito Myojin. With a passion for blade forging, Tateo trained with Sakai knifemakers and has passed on his skills and traditions to his son. Their dedication to craftsmanship is evident in every knife they create.

Care and Maintenance

Aogami #2 steel requires careful maintenance. Wipe the knife dry after each use, especially the core steel. A patina will develop over time, reflecting the nature of carbon steel. Avoid cutting into hard substances like bones and frozen foods. The recommended cutting surfaces include wood, rubberized boards, and quality plastics.

The HATSUKOKORO Shirasagi Aogami #2 Gyuto is more than just a knife; it's a piece of art that brings you closer to the very essence of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Order yours today and experience the unparalleled cutting performance of this extraordinary knife.

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