Kaiden B2 Honkasumi 240 kiritsuke with saya

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

Kaiden B2 Honkasumi 240 kiritsuke with saya

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Code: KDB2-240KI-SAYA

Kaiden Blue 2 Kiritsuke 240mm

An advanced level PRO grade slicer forged from Blue 2 carbon steel (slightly harder steel than Kaiden W2 Kiritsuke).

Handle is octagonal ichii 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 B2 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 B2 series.

Kaiden B2 knives are comparable to the top of the line "Masamoto KA Honkasumi" series (blue 2 / aoko) but with superior fit and finish, upgraded octagonal ichii wood handle and without the premium pricetag of Masamoto.

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.
  • This is a carbon steel knife. Keep dry and use camellia oil to prevent rust.


Style Kiritsuke Blade Length 230mm
Overall Length 385mm Weight 260gm
Blade Thickness 5mm Tang Pin tang
HRC (hardness)
Composition Hitachi blue 2
Edge Kataba bevel for right handers Saya Included


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