Miscellaneous Seconds Masakage Kumo Gyuto 180mm

A beautiful Japanese chef's knife and the smallest of the gyutos in this range. With amazing looks and performance, this is an essential addition to any kitchen and will become one of your most used knives.

This knife is unused but there is a small split in the handle. It doesn't move or look like it's going to get worse though and it could also be rehandled in the future.

The gyuto is the Japanese equivalent of a chef's knife and there's not a lot it cannot do. Longer than a santoku the extra blade length means cutting meat is easier as it can be done in one pass whilst this shorter version of the gyuto is also at home chopping veg and performing precise work using the pointed tip. You could get away with having this as your only knife!

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 180 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total length 326 mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width 3 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height 43 mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight 117 grams
  • 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

Given the one-off nature of seconds the packaging may vary in type and condition but we will include detail for each knife and of course as with all our knives we'll include the normal plasters and care tips card for you.

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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