Custom Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9")
€ 115.00

Custom Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9")

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We have combined Yoshida Hamono Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9") blade with our brand new SharpEdge stabwood handles in grey/orange/emerald green. Select your favorite color!

Kuro-uchi Utility is a mid-sized kitchen knife suitable for all sorts of cutting tasks. Kuro-uchi series knives are traditional Japanese rustic knives. Its price is very affordable for the quality of a hand-forged knife. It is suitable for the first purchase of a traditional Japanese knife. The blade is forged in SUJ-2 steel, which offers incredible capacities, hardness is 63-64 HRC, and at the same time the knife is very easy to resharpen. The blade needs some extra care so don't forget to rinse it well and dry it after every use! The name of kuro-uchi refers to the final look of the blade, which is unprocessed on the top and has already developed dark patina, which protects the blade.

We paired this blade with our new custom maple burl handles in three different colors:

→ KYOTO SUNSET: Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in an orange color named Kyoto Sunset. It feels like holding something smooth and warm in your hand – a glow in the sky at sunset or a burst of bright autumn color.
Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in a dark color named Tokyo Night. The color of these handles varies from light to dark grey with soft or deep hues of red and swirls of cream. If you like a particular hue, please contact us before placing an order.   
Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in a soothing, emerald green color named Okinawa Reef. It feels like immersing your hand in shimmering coastal waters during summer.

We choose a universal, octagonal shape that comfortably fits the hands of both right- and left-hand users. It offers a firm grip for easy and comfortable use of the knife and makes even the most difficult tasks a breeze. The weight of the handle is suited to Japanese blades, so the knife will be evenly balanced.  

Handles are made of natural maple wood harvested in North China, Russia and the USA. It undergoes a special procedure of stabilization with resin, which ensures a very long service life of the handle. During this process of stabilization, a color pigment is added and is then absorbed in the wood fibres. After the final treatment and polishing, the handle reveals the grain of the wood. For the handles, blocks of maple with irregular and non-uniform structure are used, thus the dyes penetrate the wood in different ways, creating unique patterns. This makes every handle one-of-a-kind. 

Color and patterns of handles may vary from what is seen in the pictures. If you like a particular color hue, please contact us before placing an order.

Suitable for first-time buyers of a Japanese kitchen knife. It can also serve as a wonderful gift!


Blade shape Utility
Blade length
175mm (6.9")
Steel type
Hardness (HRC scale) 63-64
Blacksmith Yoshida Hamono

Use & Care:

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
  • Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
  • Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
  • Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

Still doubting which type of Japanese knife should best fit your needs? We created a quick, 5-steps quiz to help you find the perfect knife based on your cooking skills and the type of food you prepare.