Haruyuki Comparison Guide

April 13, 2020 1 min read

Haruyuki Comparison Guide

Having trouble deciding which Haruyuki line is right for you? We understand, because we love them all too. Carbon steel, being a bit finicky  isn't for everyone. Other people are only interested in price point. Whatever your priorities, the chart below should help.

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Nathan Gareau
Nathan Gareau

Nathan started at Knifewear in 2013, when he left the restaurant industry to slang knives. Nowadays, he handles our communications, social media, and YouTube channel. If you're reading words on this website or watching one of our videos, Nathan was involved. He spends his spare time growing food, cooking, fermenting food and booze, and enjoying the great outdoors.


Knife Line
Steel
Handle
Maintenance Rating
What we like about it
Whats in a name?
SteelStainless Steel
aus 8 stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness: 58:59
HandlePakka Wood Western Handle with Welded Bolster
Maintenance RatingEasy, it's stainless steel.
What we like about itSuper affordable and rugged.
Whats in a name?Named for Shochu made from Barley
SteelStainless Steel
VG10 stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness: 60:62
HandleMahogany Style Pakka Wood Western Handle with Welded Bolster
Maintenance RatingEasy, it's stainless steel.
What we like about itVery pretty, perfect for giving gifts!
Whats in a name?Goma means sesame, for a Shochu made from sesame.
SteelStainless Steel
ginsan stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness: 60:62
HandleCherry Wood Round Wa Handle with Black Pakka Collar
Maintenance RatingEasy, it's stainless steel.
What we like about itTraditional Japanese design with no maintenance. The best of both worlds!
Whats in a name?Kokuto is a Shochu made from brown sugar!
SteelStainless clad with Carbon Steel Core
aogami super blue carbon steel
Rockwell Hardness: 63:64
HandlePakka Wood Western Handle with Welded Bolster
Maintenance RatingDoable, but some care needed.
What we like about itInsane sharpness with minimal maintenance and a nicely weighted handle.
Whats in a name?Tantakatan is a special Shiso Shochu, and very fun to say!
SteelCarbon Steel
aogami super blue carbon steel
Rockwell Hardness: 63:64
HandleMorado Wood Octagon Wa Handle with Blonde Pakka Collar
Maintenance RatingDoable, but some care needed.
What we like about itCrazy bang for your buck, and drop dead sexy.
Whats in a name?Named for Shiso leaves, used in Shiso Shochu and Japanese cooking.
SteelStainless Steel
srs15 stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness: 62:64
HandleCherrywood handle with Red Pakka wood collar
Maintenance RatingEasy, it's stainless steel.
What we like about itA sleeper hit. Incredible performance, and the knife that started Knifewear!
Whats in a name?Named for the Kumamoto area, where a particular shochu is made.
SteelStainless Steel
srs15 stainless steel
Rockwell Hardness: 63:64
HandlePakka Wood Western Handle with Welded Bolster
Maintenance RatingEasy, it's stainless steel.
What we like about itCrazy good edge retention with classic Japanese style.
Whats in a name?Yo means western. It's the western Kuma!