Kaiden W2 Honkasumi 240 kiritsuke with saya

Top grade honkasumi 240mm kiritsuke knife forged from white 2 steel, high performance.

Kaiden W2 Honkasumi 240 kiritsuke with saya

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Kaiden White 2 Kiritsuke 240mm

An advanced level PRO grade slicer forged from White 2 carbon steel.

Handle is octagonal magnolia wood with black buffalo horn bolster. The Kiritsuke  comes with the magnolia saya (knife sheath).

About Kiritsuke

The kiritsuke is a cross between a yanagiba and an usuba. An advanced kataba that can also be used for katsuramaki (rotary peeling), slicing and dicing.

The kataba chisel edge is preferred by Japanese chefs over double bevel knives as it slices the most cleanly with minimal cell damage, keeping the produce in best condition.

Used by the most skilled chefs, there is a steep learning curve in using a kiritsuke. Use a smooth slicing action, avoid rocking style motions and be careful not to put lateral (sideways) force on the blade as it will make it prone to chipping with the wrong cutting style. Be careful not to dig the tip into the chopping board.

Kaiden W2 Honkasumi Series

Single bevel Japanese knives from Sakai region are famous amongst chefs the world over. While there are other regions that make single bevel knives, the benchmark has always been those forged and sharpened in Sakai.

While most in the know are fully aware of the hierarchy of steels (blue and white 1,2,3 etc) the differing grades of forging and sharpening finish are not so common knowledge.

Although different Sakai knife houses have differing designations for the lower grades most agree that the "Honkasumi" name should be kept for the highest finish blades forged and sharpened by the best and most experienced tradesmen. Kaiden Honkasumi follow this tradition by presenting professional knives of the highest calibre. A highly polished "ago", "uraoshi" finish and beautiful contrast in the hagane and jigane sets the standard for our W2 series.

Kaiden W2 knives are comparable to the top of the line "Masamoto KS Honkasumi" series (White 2, Shiro-ko) but with superior fit and finish, upgraded octagonal handle and without the premium pricetag of the Masamoto brands.

We are very fortunate to be able to present these knives to our customers.

Please note:

  • This is a single bevel knife (one sided edge) for right handed users only.
  • Only sharpen on sharpening stones. This knife should NEVER be sharpened on a honing steel.
  • See the Care Instructions tab for carbon steel knives.


Style Kiritsuke Blade Length 225mm
Overall Length 380mm Weight 240gm
Blade Thickness 4.6mm Tang Pin tang
HRC (hardness)
Composition Hitachi white 2
Edge Kataba bevel for right handers Saya Included


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