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Shoichi Hashimoto

Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm K&S Profile

$3,149.99 $3,499.00
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Detailed Specifications
Bevel Type Double Bevel
Weight 218 g        7.69 oz
Edge Length 244 mm   .9.61 inch
Heel Height 53 mm     .2.09 inch
Width @ Spine 3.1 mm     0.12 inch
Width @ Mid 1.8 mm     0.07 inch
Width @ 1cm from Tip 0.9 mm     0.04 inch
Hardness (HRC)
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Care Instruction
  1. Don't cut hard things! Japanese knives are brittle so bone hacking is a NO NO!
  2. Wash with netural detergent after use, and wipe dry;
  3. Please don't wash knife with dishwasher, it will damage the wood handle;
  4. Be careful not to leave the knife close to a heat source for a long time;
  5. It is a lot more dangerous to cut with a blunt knife than a sharp knife!
  6. It is best to sharpen a Japanese knife regularly on a waterstone.
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Shoichi Hashimoto

Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm K&S Profile

$3,149.99 $3,499.00

K&S is excited to present you kitchen knives by Shoichi Hashimoto.  I received the first batch of Hashimoto's knife probaby around 2 years ago, I was never able to list it them to you in a way that I was happy. I feel like the handle and saya that I have was not perfect enough for such a beautiful piece of art. Delay upon delay, compounded with the pandemic, it wasn't until early 2021 that I have something I am finally happy with: the Shoichi Hashimoot knife, in full Knives and Stones package. Enjoy!


Hashimoto hand forged  blue 2 / white 2 core damascus Gyuto

Profile: K&S special profile that resembles a Masamoto KS style tip, with a very flat sweet spot.

Core: 72 layer blue 2 / white 2

Clad: Over 4000 layers of damascus cladding, handforged by Hashimoto, comprised of:

Hitachi yellow paper 2, SK3 SK5, SKS3, SUP10, SNCM448, SNCM630, SCNM815, SNB16, SCN43, SC50C, SS400, various soft iron (information supplied by Hashimoto).

Handle: D shaped snakewood handle, blonde horn ferrule.

Saya: wenge saya with a decorative fuller. 


About Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市)

Shoichi Hashimoto is a damascus artist who is speicalized in producing some of the most stunning damascus work I have came across in my career. You can read more about his background in this blogpost.  He is a frequent exhibitor of numerous knife shows, including the Seki Knife Show and the New York knife show, so make sure you visit his stand next time around.

While his design is certainly breathtaking, his forging skill is also high up there as well. His signature 72 layer blue / white core is made by forging blue 2 and white 2 steel together. As you might know, blue and white steel have different ranges of heat treatment temperature, and the overlap region is very narrow. Shoichi is able to heat treat the 72 layer core perfectly within that narrow region resulting in the blue / white damascus hard steel that according to one of my sushi chef customer, " the Kireaji (切れ味, feel of the cutting edge) is unrivalled".





213 g

Total Length

397 mm

Tip to Heel Length

243 mm

Blade Height at Heel

53 mm

Width of Spine Above Heel 

3.0 mm

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

1.7 mm

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

0.7 mm


Blue 2, White 2 72 layer damascus core


HRC 62 to 63

Handle Design

K&S Custom Handle
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