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!
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. 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!
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- Blade Length: 247mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 406mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width: 4mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height: 52mm (Heel to spine)
- Total weight: 181 grams
- Sharpness score: 165 (See how we measure this)
- Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
- Steel Type - Cutting edge: Shirogami #2
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 61-63 (HRC)
- Handle style: Japanese
Product SKU: 1856
Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.
Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.
The youngest blacksmith to be granted the title of Master Nokaji and senior teacher at Takefu Knife Village, the skill and craft put into each of his knives is clear to see.