Maguro Kiri Shot Shirogami 540mm (21.3")_1
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Maguro Kiri Shot Shirogami 540mm (21.3")_1
Maguro Kiri Shot Shirogami 540mm (21.3")_2

Sakai Kikumori

Maguro Kiri Shot Shirogami 540mm (21.3")


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🚩 This blade will develop patina with use, while improper maintenance may lead to rust formation.

✔︎ No import fees & duties - worldwide
✔︎ All taxes included
✔︎ Express worldwide shipping
✔︎ 30-day return policy

Maguro Kiri Shot White Steel 540 mm is a large knife designed for cutting tuna (maguro). It is a hybrid between Deba and Yanagiba and allows the user to cut large fillets in a single slicing motion. On one hand, the knife is extremely precise and doesn’t damage the delicate tissue of raw meat, on the other, it is robust enough to cut such large fish.

The single-bevel blade (for right-handed users only!) is 540 mm long and comes complete with a wooden protective Saya.

With this type of knife, the blade is usually made out of high-carbon steel, which is easy to sharpen and has excellent edge retention. Hence this giant is made of extremely pure Shirogami steel, which has no other ingredients added (it may contain some phosphorus and sulfur as an impurity though). Because this steel has a lower percentage of Chrome, the blade gets some patina after some time, but the pluses outweigh the minuses. It has a very fine, gentle sharpness, is easy to resharpen, and will remain sharp for a long, long time.

The good-size handle is made of magnolia wood and is finished with a buffalo horn ferrule. The size and shape of the handle enable a comfortable grip and safe work.

The knife is made in the famous knife capital Sakai.

About the blacksmith:
Sakai Kikumori has been producing kitchen knives with skilled craftsmen since 1925. The chef's culture has been supported by the creation of traditional knives in Seki, a town known as the home of kitchen cutlery in Japan. Kikumori smithy is considered one of the best knife makers in the region.

Blade shape: Slicer

Steel type: Shirogami #2

Blade construction: Ni-mai / polished

Hardness (HRC scale): 63

Overall length: 860mm (33.8")

Blade length: 540mm (21.3")

Blade height: 38mm (1.5")

Spine thickness: 5.6mm (0.22")

Weight: 740g (26.1 oz)

Handle length: 275mm (10.8")

Handle type / wood: Japanese / Magnolia wood and Buffalo horn

Kanji on the blade: "Sakai Kikumori"

Blacksmith: Sakai Kikumori

Location of the smithy: SAKAI / Osaka Prefecture / Japan

☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.


Knives made of carbon steels can, due to their low chromium (Cr) content, discolor and develop patina. The knife is the most sensitive when it is still new and a patina had not developed yet, but later, patina will protect the blade. These types of knives require a touch more care:

✔ Wipe it regularly with a clean and dry cloth (you can also do this during use).
✔ After use, rinse it with lukewarm water and wipe it dry.
✔ Coat it regularly with knife maintenance oil or plain refined sunflower oil.
✔ Store the knife by wrapping it in paper which will absorb moisture and protect the blade.

A patina is a thin layer that forms on the surface of oxidized steel and protects it from further oxidation. The patina should not be confused with rust. Patina protects the blade, while rust causes corrosion and deterioration of material, so it should be removed (see Rust erasers).

→ For in-depth information about patina, read our dedicated post on patina.


Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:

✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ For storage, use a knife holder or a protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.

❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.

→ For more details, read our guide
Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

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Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

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Each knife comes with:

✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.

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