Sakai Takayuki Shironi Honyaki Gyuto 210mm

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.

About Sakai Takayuki Shironi Honyaki -

For this knife we specially requested the material and quenching method, blacksmith, and sharpener. There really are no other knives like these ones and they are a great addition to any serious collector’s kitchen. Just because they’re fancy doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them. Read more about this knife here.

Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. Although the Sakai region traditionally specializes in single-bevel blades, Sakai Takayuki makes many different shapes.

Knife Shape Gyuto
Blade Length 210mm
Blade Height
Spine Thickness at Heel
Weight
Steel Type Shirogami #2 (White Carbon Steel)
Rockwell Hardness 61-63
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Ebony wood handle with buffalo horn collar
Maker Sakai Takayuki
Blacksmith / Sharpener Kenji Togashi / Koji Tosa