Gyuto knife, Shirogami 2 carbon steel, traditional kasumi finish - Kagekiyo
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A classic gyuto shape with Japanese lacquer handle, available in 210mm or 240mm.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: Shirogami (white) 2 steel. It is a reactive carbon steel which is incredibly easy to sharpen and holds a keen edge well. This steel is often chosen for traditional-style Japanese knives. The 210mm gyuto is also available in VG10 stainless steel here.
FINISH: Traditional Sakai polished finish.
HANDLE: Octagonal handles with urushi lacquer. Japanese lacquerware, referred to as urushi, is created by applying a substance made from the sap of the urushi tree. It provides an attractive finish but is also durable and water resistant and seals and protects the handles. The handle narrows slightly towards the blade to improve grip.
LENGTH: 210 or 240mm in length.
MAKER: Baba Hamono - Sakai City, Japan
BEST FOR: To feel top notch craftsmanship in a beautiful knife.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "The grind and fit and finish of these knives is the best I have ever seen. All of the craftsmen involved in creating this knife dentou-kougeishi, the top award for traditional craftsman. These men know their onions and have created a knife that is truly special."
The spec: 210mm (240mm)
EDGE LENGTH: 200mm (230mm)
BLADE HEIGHT: 44mm (47mm)
THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.3mm (3.8mm)
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.