Masamoto KS Gyuto 210mm (Swedish Steel)

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One of the most coveted knives around, the KS from Masamoto is famous for its exceptional blade quality and sharpness. 

First Impressions

The KS has an impressive level of sharpness right out of the box but for the true enthusiast there's still plenty of untapped potential with a little additional touch up on your finer whetstones or ceramic rod and this is when it truly shines.

Available in either a reactive White #2 steel or a stainless Swedish steel the high performance and thin profile is excellent.


As it goes, there are flashier knives, there are hammer finishes, different cladding or suminagashi patterns and much more but right here is a super example of understatement and the brush finish smoothly running the full height of the blade is great. 

The White #2 version is a fully reactive knife so will develop a fantastic patina across the entire blade as you use it over the years and this is really something special but if you prefer the out of the box look then the stainless Swedish steel gives you the same classic looks but without the reactivity.

It's paired with a D shaped ho wood handle and blonde ferrule that continues that simple but elegant look.

In Hand

The D shaped handle is in theory designed primarily for right handed use but it's absolutely fine for left handers too and the even grind of the blade means it's suitable for either left or right handers. 

The KS in all sizes does tend to run a bit long in the blade - sometimes 10-15mm longer than the name suggests so a 240mm can be closer to 255 or even 260mm for example so please do check the technical details below for the exact measurements as handmade knives can vary quite a bit and these are a good example of that.


Depending on your steel choice in the KS range, either the mono steel construction using White #2 or stainless Swedish steel will take and hold an edge very well and it'll perform at whatever level you need it to.

Ease of Care

If you opt for the White #2 steel, it's a fully reactive steel you will need to be aware of the additional care and maintenance the white #2 steel requires as it develops a patina over time and with use. 

However, if you love the knife profile and want a little lower maintenance then the KS is also available in a stainless Swedish steel which is much easier to care for. 

Beyond that, the normal care and storage advice applies as with any other knife.

All knives in the KS series are sold with a friction fit magnolia wood saya designed specifically for the knife to protect the blade when not in use and included in the price.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 218mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 368mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.7mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 45.8mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 132 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: White #2 or Swedish
  • Steel Type - Core: White #2 or Swedish
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 62-63 (White #2) or 60 (Swedish) (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: D shaped ho wood with blonde ferrule

Product SKU: 8901

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.

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For over 150 years Masamoto Knives have been making the highest quality cutlery and are the number one sushi knife maker in Japan. They are the choice of many professionals and amateur chefs due to their quality and craftsmanship.

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