The Yu Kurosaki Sasame line is remarkably gorgeous. The shiny Cobalt Special steel is the perfect canvas for Kurosaki-san's expert hammering that lends it its eponymous finish. "Sasame" means bamboo leaf, and bamboo leaf is exactly what this line's surface finish evokes. 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. “Gyuto” translates to “cow sword.” If you want one knife to do it all, This is it. Starting at 180mm, Gyutos can reach the ridiculously long (and awesome) 370mm. For the at-home or professional cook, we recommend a Gyuto which measures between 210mm and 270mm long.