Sakai Takayuki Mirror 45 layer Gyuto 210mm

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A well balanced and finished mid-size gyuto, we think this one would be a wonderful addition to a collection and would work nicely as an all-rounder in any kitchen.

Performance

We liked this range right out of the box, it's got a good level of sharpness and the handle is solid and comfortable and because of the full tang construction it has a heavier weight that a lot of chefs will perhaps be more familiar with than some of the lighter Japanese knives. 

Much like the Moonlit Waves range, this range is also sharp out of the box but can also easily be honed to be even sharper if you wish.

Beauty

The blade is beautiful, the exposed layering across almost the full height of a high polish finish really stands out and combined with the simple but well made Western style handle it's one that will catch the eye and be a joy to use day after day.

Comfort

The Western style handle and weight are probably quite familiar to many and the handles are appropriately scaled to match the blade sizes across the range.

Despite the higher weight of the handle compared to the half tang, lighter Japanese style the balance point of the knives across the range is comfortable and works nicely.

Durability

The construction is solid with a riveted, full tang handle and combined with an AUS-10 stainless steel construction edge retention should be good and combined with Sakai Takayuki's reputation for quality and experience we're sure these knives will last a long time in any kitchen.

Ease of care

AUS-10 is a stain resistant steel so for those looking for a low maintenance knife should consider this one. Pairing it with a ceramic honing rod should be all you need to keep the edge in excellent condition for a long time. 

Value for money

Excellent value. 

Sharp out of the box but can be easily sharpened further, a beautiful high polish finish with a unique pattern on every knife and a sturdy and comfortable handle we recommend this range as a great first knife or an excellent addition to a collection. 

Technical details

  • Blade Length: 214mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 341mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 1.2mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 44mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight: 157 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: AUS-10
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: AUS-10
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 60 HRC
  • Handle style: Western

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.

Blacksmith Profile

Sakai Takayuki

Well known and respected, Sakai knives are created by a skilled team of craftsmen and as a company have been creating knives for more than 600 years.

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What you get

The knife comes protected in its own black cardboard presentation box ideal for storing or giving as a gift. We also include our normal care card and some plasters just in case!

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

Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

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