Gyuto knife, VG1, damascus finish - Masutani
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A fantastic all-rounder with the performance of Japanese steel.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile. Gyuto translates to cow sword.
STEEL: VG1. A high performance Japanese made stainless steel in the same family as VG10 but with less carbon content and less alloy elements. This makes for a blade that is super easy to sharpen but with slightly less edge retention than VG10.
FINISH: Damascus or Suminigashi
HANDLE: Mono pagoda handle
LENGTH: 180mm in length.
MAKER: Masutani - Echizen, Japan
BEST FOR: Great looking knife, fantastic handle and not a shabby price.
SAUNDERS SAYS:"This is a great first Japanese knife for a keen cook at a fantastic price. The fit and finish is up there with knives at twice the price while the steel means it is easy to care for."