Togashi Kenji K-Tip Gyuto 240mm White #2 Honyaki Mirror with custom Ironwood HandleTogashi Kenji
Master Togashi Kenji a renowned Honyaki blacksmith with over 50 years’ experience in forging Honyaki blades has teamed up with an allstar team of master craftsman to produce a series of exquisite kitchen knives. Forged, ground, and hardened by Togashi Kenji. Mirror-polished and sharpened by none other than the renowned Sakai polisher/sharpener Hirotsugu Tosa.
For those that dont know Honyaki is a hardening technique that dates back to the age of the saumrai and is a technique whereby the blacksmith applies specially formulated clay to the blade before it is hardened to cause the blade to be harder at the edge and softer at the spine. This allows the blade to find that perfect balance between hard(sharp) and soft(strong).
Togashi Kenji has given the edge of this blade a super hard 64+HRC and it will take a razor-sharp edge. He has used shirogami #2 or white paper #2 steel which has a reputation for having superior edge retention, easy sharpen-ability and good corrosion resistance.
The grind and the profile are out of this world. It’s just a fantastic piece of work perfect 50/50 convex grind with a lovely Sakai style gyuto profile. However, at only 2.5mm, the blade is not as thick as typical Sakai blades.
The handle is shaped in a lovely piece of American Desert Ironwood and looks amazing with its brass bolster and endcaps. Honestly, Fit and finish are just not worth discussing. It is perfection!
- Blade Type:
- K-Tip Gyuto
- Blade Finish:
- Honyaki Mirror
- White #2
- Spine Heal:
- Spine Mid:
- Spine Tip:
- Spine to Heal:
- Handle Type:
- Handle Material:
- Ironwood with Brass Bolster and End-cap