We own this one ourselves and it's one of our every day favourites. We call it "Susan" after Susan Boyle, not the most glamorous knife but boy does it have talent! Fallkniven have focused solely on the blade with this series of knives, that is where all the money is on this one.
Not the prettiest but boy does this knife perform? A good all rounder due to its size. Built to last and to high standards. Super sharp and its amazingly durable edge means it stays sharper for longer so you can just concentrate on the joy of cooking.
At a glance
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length 200 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 330 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade height 46 mm Heel to spine
- Blade Material VG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 59 HRC
- Style Western
- Handle Style Western
- Tang Style Half
- Left or right handed Both
- Type Gyuto
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.
What You Get
Like the knife, the packaging will win no beauty competitions but you get a sturdy white box with a HUGE Fallkniven logo all over it. Inside your knife blade is teasingly hidden/covered by a card board sleeve.
What is a Gyuto knife?
Ranging from 180mm to 270mm the Gyuto (translates as "beef-sword") is a general purpose chef's knife that are typically quite tall at the heel and pointed towards the tip for precision work. Ideal choice for all round use.