Led by 4th generation blacksmith Kazuomi Yamamoto, Yoshikane Hamono is a Japanese knife making company in Sanjo City, Niigata perfecture with over 100 years history. Founded in 1919 by Shimotajima, Yoshikane Hamono has been hand forging knives for 4 generations.

The White 2 (Shirogami-2) Nashiji series featured in our e-shop, is a stainless clad knife, made with the easy to sharpen and great edge retention Shirogami 2 core steel that can reach hardness up to HRC 62-63. It is stainless cladded therefore it requires less maintenance than a carbon steel knife.

The fit and finish are impeccable and even though it’s not a laser but rather a sturdy knife, it’s very light and nimble with an impressive tapering down the spine. Very thin behind the edge and razor sharp out of the box.

This 210mm Kiritsuke made by Yoshikane, combines great looks , excellent sharpness and edge retention as it is made from one the best carbon Japanese steels, the famous White – 2 (Shirogami-2). Fitted with a wenge octagonal  handle makes this one a true beauty in the kitchen! An all-around knife that many Japanese but also European cooks choose as their everyday cutting tool.

Brand / Blacksmith: Yoshikane
Series: White-2
Knife type: Kiritsuke 210
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 210/365
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Nashiji
Steel type: White-2 (Stainless clad)
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Wenge / Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 3/0,25
Blade height at heel (mm): 50
Weight (gr): 178