Masamoto Sohonten have been making knives for over 150 years and are considered to be the leading sushi knife manufacturer in Japan. The quality and fit and finish of their knives is top notch.
Made from Hyper Molybdenum Vanadium and finished with a Duracon western handle these knives are made specially for the western market.
Gyuto translates as 'cow sword' and has more of a meat bias than the santoku, generally the gyutos are thinner to enable less contact with the meat (and less sticking) and in this case the gyuto 180mm has a beautiful french profile which differs greatly to the shape of the santoku. So although they are similar in measurements the profiles are very different. This gyuto is higher than others gyutos we've come across but that does give you more clearance on the board.
Please note this knife is sharpened to a 70/30 edge.
- Blade Length: 184mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 304mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade Thickness: 1.5mm (Measured level with heel)
- Blade Height: 43mm (Heel to spine)
- Total Weight: 166 grams
- Steel Type - Core: Stainless
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 59 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Western
Product SKU: 2553
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.
Masamoto have been making knives for more than 150 years and are highly regarded for their history and skill passed down over 5 generations.