Gyuto knife, VG5 stainless steel, tsuchime finish - Kagekiyo
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Another super affordable line of knives for professionals from the guys at Baba Hamono.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: VG5. A lower carbon/lower alloyed little sibling of VG super steel family. Making it easier to sharpen and I have found it to be a lot less chippy.
FINISH: Tsuchime. This hand hammered finish helps with food release.
HANDLE: Western micarta handle.
LENGTH: 210mm or 240mm in length.
MAKER: Baba Hamono - Sakai, Japan
BEST FOR: A really great entry point into the world of Japanese knives for professionals.
SAUNDERS SAYS:"These are very dependable knives and will put up with a decent amount of abuse."