If you’re looking to invest in one good quality knife, then you should be looking at a Japanese Gyuto knife. While specialised knives may be easier to use in some applications, there are few chores that a Gyuto cannot do in a pinch. This beautiful 21cm (8.5inc) chef’s knife will make prepping food a pure joy.
Gyuto knives were originally designed for cutting larger pieces of beef, which is where their name comes from – it literally means “a cow sword”. Now, they are the must-have knives in the kitchen as they are very versatile – they can easily cut meat, vegetables and fruit.
The Gyuto has become very popular as more of a general purpose knife and serves a variety of functions. Its double bevel makes it perfect for both left and right-handed use. It is a knife that will serve you in the making of any meal. This Gyuto is as unique and everlasting as the memories you will create using it.
The blade in is designed to make cooking more enjoyable as cutting through produce will become an effortless task.
The blade is handcrafted by skilled Japanese blacksmiths in Sakai, Japan with premium Japanese VG10 stainless steel. VG10 is a stainless steel with a high carbon content, making it harder than most stainless steel types. With VG10, you get the hardness of a carbon steel but the corrosion resistance of stainless. Hence, VG10 steel offers an excellent balance between toughness, durability, and a razor sharpness.
The blade has a Rockwell Hardness rating (HRC) of 62 which means the edge stays noticeably sharper for a longer time. This means you won’t have to worry about sharpening them often. It is forged with 46 layers of Damascus steel which is legendary for its plasticity, hardness and distinctive patterns. The blade will allow foods to be easily and promptly cut with precision.
The beautiful handles are made with extremely limited European Natural Cherry. The wood is dried well before it undergoes the process of handle forming and blade mounting. It has a high water resistance and is able to last generations. The Gyuto knife has an octagonal shaped ambidextrous handle, giving you a firm grip on the knife. Not only is the handle aesthetically pleasing, it is also perfectly balanced and light. This allows for maximum precision and more controlled movements during use.
All Sakai Kyuba Classic knives come in a handcrafted, minimalist natural colour wooden ash box wrapped in a Oishya signature illustration strip featuring Onna Bugeisha – Japanese women warriors. Ideal for a gift.