Kitaoka Kaisaki Damascus 150mm (5.9")
Kitaoka Kaisaki Damascus 150mm (5.9")
Kitaoka Kaisaki Damascus 150mm (5.9")
Kitaoka Kaisaki Damascus 150mm (5.9")

Hideo Kitaoka

Kitaoka Kaisaki Damascus 150mm (5.9")


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Kitaoka Kaisaki is a smaller knife in 150mm (5.9") blade length that can be used as an all-rounder petty knife. Like all Kitaoka knives, this one is also single bevel, only suitable for right-handed users. The 10-layers of gentle, not very pronounced Damascus pattern are complemented with the hand-etched kanji on the top part of the blade, together with the unpolished, kuro-uchi finish on the right side of the blade.

The core of the Kaisaki is made of the high performing Shirogami White #2 carbon steel, known for its superior edge retention and fine, smooth sharpness, but it will develop a patina and needs more maintenance. Steel was hardened to around 63 HRC.

A wooden Japanese style dark rosewood wa handle was attached to the Kaisaki, featuring a pakka wood ferrule.

Hideo Kitaoka is another highly regarded blacksmith of the famous Takefu village, known for many skilled blacksmiths. Mr. Kitaoka specializes in making high-end, hand-made, traditional single bevel sushi knives for a relatively affordable price. 


Blade shape: Kaisaki (Petty)
Steel type: Shirogami White #2
Hardness (HRC scale): 63
Overall length: 285mm (11.2")
Blade length:
150mm (5.9")
Blade height:
35mm (1.4")
Spine thickness: 4.2mm (0.17")
Handle length: 120mm (4.7")
Handle type / wood:
Japanese / Rosewood
Blacksmith: Hideo Kitaoka


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.

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