Another stunning gyuto from Katsushige Anryu!

Based in Takefu Knife Village in Echizen, Japan, Anryu San has been making knives for over 50 years and comes from a long line of blacksmiths (he's also a genuinely lovely man).  This gyuto 210mm is Shirogami #2 high carbon steel clad in a multi-layer soft iron outer; it is finished with a rosewood oval handle with black pakka wood ferrule. It will react but it has the typical kurouchi (or blacksmith) finish which will help protect the knife, although not completely! Get used to wiping after use and that should help!

Anryu San also makes our regular lines Masakage Kumo and the Aogami Hammered range.

This knife steel has some special care instructions: Caring for carbon Steel.

What we thought about this knife

We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates. Remember these scores are a reflection of the company these knives keep, all our knives are great (or we wouldn't sell them) but we can't give them all 5/5. A low score doesn't mean it's a poor knife, it just might be out-trumped by one of our other amazing knives.

/ 5Overall performance

/ 5Beauty

/ 5Durability

/ 5Ease of care

/ 5Comfort

/ 5Value for money

The technical bits

  • Blade length213mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total length362mm(Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width4mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height46mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
  • Total weight165 grams
  • Handle style

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

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