Shiro Kamo AS Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm

Regular price £175.00

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A fantastic larger gyuto with an excellent out of the box edge and reasonably tall profile for working with larger ingredients it's great value for money and a super all rounder.

First Impressions

Outstanding, right out of the box you'll be impressed with the profile and level of sharpness. This is a knife that punches above its weight.


Classic looks with a kurouchi finish running down to a subtle migaki polish along the core AS steel this is a traditional style knife and paired with a simple but classy teak and black buffalo octagonal handle it's a great looking, no fuss knife.

In Hand

The AS line is relatively tall compared to many knives so definitely ideal for those seeking a little more height particularly in the larger all-rounders. 

You might find the edges along the top of the spine and around the heel are a little square and would be a little more comfortable if they had been rounded off but it's a very minor thing and at this price point the quality of the edge and overall geometry is outstanding which is the important bit.


Hardened to around 63-64HRC the AS core gives you excellent performance and edge retention.

Ease of Care

With a reactive carbon steel core and clad in soft iron, you will need to follow our carbon steel care tips and for longer term care we recommend a carbon steel care kit to keep it in top condition.

Our Verdict

A true "no brainer" of a range, the Shiro Kamo AS is an excellent quality knife with impressive geometry and a thin edge giving you a high level of cutting performance and edge retention all at a price point that is one of the most competitive around. 

It's very easy to recommend this one if you want a classic carbon steel knife.

Product details

Product SKU: SHI-001

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

Due to the height of this gyuto, we recommend the larger 270mm gyuto magnolia saya or a large gyuto (27x5.5cm) blade guard to protect it.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Shiro Kamo

Meet the maker

Shiro Kamo

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Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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