Sakai Takayuki

Homura Guren Blue #2 18cm Nakiri

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The Homura Guren series is produced my by Master blade-smith Itsuo Doi san in Sakai City Japan. He hand forges the Sanmai blades from Aoko #2 with a Tsuchime hammer texture and Kurochi Finnish. This series has excellent wear resistance and edge retention. 

A Nakiri is a double-bevel knife specifically designed to work with vegetables. Recognizable by its squared shape. Master Doi's design offers a slight curve in the cutting edge, which will make quick work of your veggie prep. It excels at the Japanese 'push forward' style and is fantastic for slicing, chopping, and mincing.


NOTE: Blade may rust if left wet, this is NOT a stainless steel.

  • Material: Blue #2, High-Carbon Steel
  • Forging Construction: Sanmai
  • Size: 18cm / 6.5 inch
  • Rockwell Hardness Scale: HRC 62
  • Knife Type: Nakiri
  • Stainless: No
  • Handle: Yakisugi Oak, Octagon 
  • Wood Saya Included: No
  • Edge Angle: 50:50 Double Edge/Western
  • Origin: Sakai Takayuki, Sakai, Japan