Gyuto knife, Shirogami 1 with stainless steel cladding, nashiji finish - Goko
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This gyuto has a little more heft behind it than your normal knife making it a great stepping stone for those moving from the european side of things towards Japanese-style knives.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: The core steel is made from Shirogami 2 (white paper) carbon steel which has been clad with stainless steel. This means that only the exposed carbon steel along the edge will discolour.
FINISH: Nashi. This is the Japanese word for a pear and this finish is said to look like the skin of a pear. Rough, with a matt finish ensuring vegetables are released during cutting.
HANDLE: Burnt chestnut with a plastic ferrule.
LENGTH: 210 or 240mm
MAKER: Goko - Kashiwa city, Japan
BEST FOR: Those wanting the performance of carbon steel but with the ease of use of stainless steel.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "I have one of these and I love the range. They are slightly taller than others I have used which I love."
The spec: 210mm (240mm)
BLADE LENGTH: 211mm (247mm)
OVERALL LENGTH: 362mm (395mm)
BLADE HEIGHT: 52mm (56mm)
THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.6mm (3.7mm)
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.