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Shiki 黒龍 Black Dragon R-2 Damascus Series Gyuto (210mm to 240mm, 2 Sizes, Ironwood Handle)

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Master Masui is always researching, designing and making new knives to satisfy the different needs of his numerous customers. We respect his active spirit, positive-attitude and flexibility. To distinguish these very special ‘SHIKI Black Dragon Series High-End Custom’ knife “ from other SHIKI brand knives, Master Craftsman Mr. Masui has selected to use only the very best materials and has spent even more time to ensure that every production process, particularly the detailed hand finishing, is performed faultlessly.

This Gyuto knife is extra special limited edition SHIKI knife. The special matt finish and silver-gray coloring R-2 Nickel Damascus blade.(HRC 62 to 63)

To match the impressive appearance of the R-2 Nickel Damascus blade, Mr. Masui decided to use beautiful natural wood texture and durability of Ironwood handle scales. The handle and the seamless stainless steel bolsters are contoured and polished by hand so that they are comfortable to grip and are nicely accented by a decorative mosaic pin and a black spacer.

The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.

Knife Model: Shiki Black Dragon Series R-2 Nickel Damascus Gyuto

Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Ironwood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 206g
Gyuto 240mm (9.4") 
Cutting edge length: 236mm
Total Length: 360mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm 
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 211g


This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.

For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems. 

We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.



This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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    I recommend this product

    The brown dragon

    I call it the brown dragon because of the brown handle.(creative I know.). I work in a kitchen for a living. I have used a ton of different knives. I always wanted to order a shiki black dragon, and I finally did it. This knife wasn’t for work, it was for home use. I deemed it a bit too pretty for work at first. However, I keeps finding itself in my knife roll, or staying overnight in my office for use the next day. To get to the point, I love the knife. I didn’t think I would. Damascus patterns just aren’t really my thing..but I love this knife, and any chance I get it I find myself using it. I love r2 steel. It holds its edge, it holds its polish, easy to clean, extremely easy to sharpen, the list goes on. If you like the style, you will love the knife… it is money well spent. By the way, if you didn’t know before, this company has the best guest service on the planet. Nobody can compete.

    Australia Australia
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    Beautyfull knife, very sharp , perfect balance and faultless craftsman finished. Very happy with the purchase

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    Bruce A.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Excellent experience

    I received the knife very quickly, and not only is it stunningly beautiful, this knife is very sharp, well balanced and sure in the hand. I’m very satisfied with the whole experience from order to use of my knife. This is now a companion to my Misono UX10, and while both are different they each have tremendous characteristics. Highly recommend.

    Michael T.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Beautiful and Functional Knife

    Very satisfied. I bought this knife for a wedding gift. The knife is first class but the box in which in came is terrible (cheap looking). So I ended up giving the knife to the wife. She loves it.

    Diane d.
    Canada Canada
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    By far the best knife I have ever owned

    The knife is more beautiful in my hand than in the photo. It is sharp. Only the weight of the knife is needed to cut - totally effortless. Fits my hand very comfortably. Flawless manufacturing. Arrived in less than 1 week.

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