Matsubara Hamono Blue 2 Tsuchime Gyuto 210mm

$238.00 USD


Style: Gyuto
Blade Length: 210mm
Overall Length: 355mm
Weight: 184g
Blade Height @ Heel: 59mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 2.4mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 1.9mm
Blade Material: Blue 2 Core, Stainless Tsuchime Clad
Handle Material: Octagon Walnut w/Maple Bolster
HRC: ~62



Blade Type

The Gyuto knife, a cornerstone of Japanese culinary tradition, is a versatile, all-purpose chef's knife. Its name, translating to "beef sword," reflects its proficiency in slicing meat and in more modern times vegetables. However, its slightly curved blade excels in chopping, dicing, and mincing, making it indispensable in any kitchen.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Steel #2, or "Aogami" #2, is a revered high-carbon steel alloyed with low amounts of chromium and tungsten. It strikes an excellent balance between durability, edge retention, and ease of sharpening. Slightly more ductile than Blue #1, it's widely used in crafting traditional Japanese knives, beloved by chefs for its resilience and sharpness, albeit is slightly softer than Blue 1.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.


Matsubara Hamono

They originate from Nagasaki, and the business is headed by Tanaka Kama Kogyo. The history of Matsubara blades can be traced back to the Battle of Dan-no-ura of 1185. After the battle, Naminohira Yukiyasu, a master blacksmith of the defeated Taira Clan, fled from the victorious Minamoto Clan and went into hiding in the Province of Hyuga (today's Miyazaki). When demand for swords soared during the Warring States Period, his descendants moved to Matsubara in 1474. They forged swords on the grounds of Hachiman Shrine and, at the request of local farmers, started to make crescent-shaped sickles. This is the beginning of Matsubara sickles.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon steel and as such, will require a little more care than a regular off-the-shelf knife. It must be dried shortly after use, as prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust spots to appear. A very light coat of oil during storage also helps to prevent rust spots. A patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will occur with use.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Iron Chef Shellie
Dream to cut with

I didn't think I'd love a knife more than the santoku knife I bought on my first trip to Japan, but this one might be it. It has a great weight to it and is a dream to use.

An absolute BEAST and POWERHOUSE!

Matsubara Hamono 210mm Gyuto. A POWERHOUSE of a knife. My first Japanese knife after a decade of working as a chef. Im really impressed. Looking forward to get another one.

Chester Fajardo

Matsubara Hamono Blue 2 Tsuchime Gyuto 210mm

Cooper Yon
A superb Addition!

An incredible way to mark my 21st birthday. This lovely knife serves as a staple in my line and couldn’t be happier with the quality of this product. Thank you Matsubara & Chefs Edge!