Gyuto 240mm Hon-Warikomi White #2 Iron Clad, Ku, Kasumi, Abalone Full Tang


A stunning Gyuto 240mm from Japanese craftsman Kisuke Manaka, forged Warikomi style and finished with a beautiful organic hammered texture, deep black Kurouchi, and smoke like satin polished bevels. The core steel is the Japanese traditional Shirogami #2, which is easy to sharpen and feels smooth and buttery on a whetstone. It takes a lovely sharp and toothy edge. Clad in iron its a classic construction and Kisuke-san has done a beautiful job with it.

The bevels are fine, thin and convex wide bevels. Cutting performance is going to be exceptional with this geometry. The spine has subtle taper and knife features a classic Japanese santoku typed profile. This knife will be rigid and stable on the board, reassuringly capable of dealing with fine details and also comfortable working through tougher root vegetables.

The striking Abalone and brass full tang handle gives the knife a satisfying weight, and yet the blade feels beautifully balanced and nimble. Very comfortable in the hand and exceptionally beautiful.

A lovely example of Japanese craftsmanship from one of the finest young blacksmiths around. 

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 240mm

Spine Heel: 3.01mm

Spine Mid: 2.48mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.52mm

Blade Height: 56.06mm

Weight: 295mm

Cutting Edge Steel: Shirogami #2

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: Warikomi

Blade Finish: Kurouchi and Kasumi

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Full Tang

Handle Materials: Abalone, Brass

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


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However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

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Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.