About the shape - Inspired by the profile of a traditional European chef knife, gyutos are a multi-purpose knife with a slight meat cutting bias and “gyuto” even translates to “cow sword”. If you want one knife to do it all, This is it. The longer blade typically gives the blade a forward balance that allows it to work for you. While the blade would ideally by slid forward or back while cutting, they are also great for folks that prefer to 'rock' their knife while cutting.
The 240mm Gyuto is great for those who prefer a large, heavier knife.
About Haruyuki Goma - Haruyuki Goma blades offer great looks combined with spectacular performance and ruggedness. If you're buying your first fancy knife, or giving one as a gift, you can't do better than the Goma. VG-10 is steel formulated specially to make knives; it brings sharpness, toughness and stain resistance together in the best combination possible. The result is a mind-blowingly sharp edge that stays sharp for a very long time. Compared to other stainless steels, it is a dream to sharpen.
These knives are hand sharpened and hand-honed with a 50/50 double bevel edge, making them great performers in the kitchen. The unique tsuchime finish (hand hammered dimples) allows the blade to slide through food without sticking with the added bene t of a distinctive looking blade. The pakkawood handle is made from layers of wood and resin, compressed under intense pressure to produce and incredibly durable material.