For those who prefer a longer chef knife, the gyuto remains well balanced and thanks to its thin blade it's very light and handles superbly in a range of jobs. It's great to look at too!
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 247 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 406 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 52 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 181 grams
- Blade Material
- Hardness 61-63 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 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.