Moritaka Knives Blue #2 Tall Nakiri 180mm

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  • Back in stock August 31, 2023

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Moritaka Knives Blue #2 Tall Nakiri 180mm

Are you still after that samurai dream and want a Japanese kitchen knife that has everything you need, and leaves out everything you don't? Try out a Moritaka Hamono and see why they have been in business for so long.

Some people need to believe that the smith who forged their Japanese kitchen knife also forged samurai swords way back when, in order to conjure that fantasy we are all after of wanting to be a samurai. Well, Moritaka Hamono is about as close as it gets to that fantasy, having forged swords, now kitchen knives on the islands of Okinawa for the last ~725 years and 31 generations of experience.

With a core steel of Aogami #2 (Blue #2 Steel) which delivers incredible sharpness and edge retention, Moritaka-san's kurouchi finish is in our opinion one of the more distinguishable ones around. Maybe that 700 years of history has something to do with it.

One comment you often hear from nakiri knife users is, "I wish this were taller. I wish it were longer. I wish this nakiri had more belly depth". Well, this nakiri HAS more belly depth, IS longer at 180mm, and IS taller.

This means 1) the knife will naturally have more weight to the blade helping drive it through food with more ease, and 2) if your food starts to stick on the blade as you cut, it will take more cuts before the food slices fall over the spine of the knife. What's there not to love?


  • Maker: Moritaka Hamono
  • Location: Yatsushiro, Japan
  • HRC (Hardness Rockwell C): 62-63
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Core Steel: Aogami #2
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Grind: 50/50
  • Height: 76mm
  • Blade Length: 180mm
  • Overall Length: 325mm
  • Spine at Heel/Chin: 3.3mm and 2.1mm
  • Weight: 244g
  • Handle: Octagonal Walnut

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
John C
Great addition to the collection!

This knife has good weight and a better edge. It’s heavier than most Japanese knives that I own , but I feel like the weight is a welcome addition on some harder items like root vegetables. Extremely sharp out of the box. Arrived well packaged and ahead of schedule.


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