Gyuto knife, Shirogami 1, kurouchi finish - Ittetsu


This line of Ittetsu knives showcases traditional forging techniques at great prices.

SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile. Gyuto translates to cow sword.

STEEL: Shirogami (white paper) 1 steel. This steel has the highest amount of carbon out of the paper steels so will get crazy sharp easily. It is a very reactive steel so best kept dry although the kurouchi finish will help inhibit rust. 

FINISH: Kurouchi. This is a traditional, rustic finish achieved by leaving the furnace scale from the forging process on the blade rather than polishing it off. It has the advantage of reducing the reactivity of the surface of the knife and gives the blade a stylish, matt black finish. 

HANDLE: Octagonal mono Walnut handle

LENGTH: 180, 210mm and 240mm in length

MAKER: Ittetsu

BEST FOR: Big veg.

SAUNDERS SAYS: "Wow these are real lookers with just the right amount of roughness around the edges.."

These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.