Miscellaneous One offs Zakuri Gyuto 240mm

Aogami blue #1 steel makes this knife a great value purchase!

Hand-made by blacksmith Michikuni Tokaji in Tosa, Japan, this gyuto punches way above its price point. Blue #1 steel (approx 60:61 HRC) sandwiched between a reactive carbon cladding means that this knife will take and hold a great edge. 

This 240mm gyuto has quite a pronounced upsweep towards to front meaning you can get right up on the tip.

Paired with a D-shaped rosewood handle and black plastic ferrule, the fit and finish on this is a little cheaper looking than some of our other knives but it does the job. The D-shape means it's meant really for right-handed people but when we've tested these kinds of handles before on our leftie in the office he says they are fine!

Sharpness out of the box is OK but give it a go on the stones before using it and you'll be able to achieve a screamingly sharp edge.

All in all a cracking knife for the price, just be aware of the extra care a carbon knife requires.

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.

4 / 5 Performance

A solid performer at the price and a good level of sharpness out of the box too. 

The technical bits

  • Blade length 243 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height 52 mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight 192 grams
  • 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

Depending on the knife and blacksmith the packaging may vary so check on the knife you're buying and we'll try and include a photo or description of everything that comes with it. Rest assured, as with all our knives, we'll still send out some plasters and a knife care tips card with your purchase.

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.

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