Muneishi Aogami Gyuto 270mm

Regular price £160.00

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The large and well balanced gyuto is not only light and nimble, it's also exceptional value for money - definitely one to add to your collection if you're someone who prefers or wants to try a bigger knife.

First Impressions

This range is entirely forged by hand and boasts impressive levels of sharpness right out of the box.


If you're looking for a knife that shows off classic and traditional Japanese knife making then you can't go wrong with this one. 

Beauty is of course always subjective but we always love seeing a quality blade with a simple kurouchi finish and the cherry wood oval handles are a typical pairing for this type of knife.

In Hand

The oval wa handle is comfortable and easy to grip and again, for such a low price point we thought the subtle rounding of the edges along the spine and around the heel of the knife were nicely done and made it very comfortable in hand.


Blue #2 and soft iron clad is a great combination for making an affordable and durable knife with excellent edge retention and durability.

Ease of Care

It should be noted that the soft iron clad knives are fully reactive so both core and cladding react with moisture and your ingredients. As such, the care requirements for this steel combination are a little higher than some knives. Learn more about carbon steel care here.

We would recommend periodically treating it with a little camellia oil and in the event of rust spots forming on the soft iron cladding a quick pass with a rust eraser is all you need. 

Our Verdict

Excellent value for money, a classic Japanese knife crafted by entirely by hand and with a durable core steel that holds a great edge. 

As long as you're happy with a fully reactive knife then the aogami range from Muneishi represents great value. If you'd prefer a slightly lower maintenance version, check out the stainless clad range.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 275mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 426mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 48.1mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 240 grams
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #2
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and therefore has some special care instructions and properties.

    Read the carbon steel care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 63-64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Cherry with various bolster colours
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 10160

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

A photo of various protective guards for Japanese chef knives

Due to the length, we recommend a sujihiki sized blade guard to protect this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Blacksmith Profile

Kosuke Muneishi

Founded in 1955 by second generation knife maker Hirotaka Muneishi and now run by Kosuke Muneishi - a third generation blacksmith who forges and creates all the knives himself, Muneishi knives have a reputation for impressive quality and specialising in aogami steels at a very accessible price point.

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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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