Gyuto knife, VG5 stainless steel, tsuchime finish - Kagekiyo


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."