A beautiful, large chef's knife with amazing looks and performance. This is a lovely addition to any kitchen and will become one of your most used knives. If you've not tried a larger knife give it a whirl, with a pinch grip they are awesome to use and not as intimidating as you might think.
With the fabulous swirling cloud like pattern on this blade and the delightful handle this is simply sex in a knife. Each blade is unique and hand made in Japan in small batches. Its VG10 steel core is very hard to make and as a result only the best metalsmiths are allowed to make this knife. Super sharp, sexy, beautiful and an amazing tool in the kitchen.
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 245 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 403 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 52 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 190 grams
- Blade Material VG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 60-62 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Japanese
- 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
Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while you're not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
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.