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 Masakage Shimo - Dubbed Shimo (frost), these 'cool' blades are said to resemble frost on a window. To achieve this, look the blacksmith uses a hammer with a raised ‘X’ on the face, paired with the sexy look oftheir hand manipulated Damascus finish.Combined with the white (magnolia) and black (pakka wood) octagon handle, this knife is visually striking with a superb forward balance.
Shirogami (white) carbon is pretty darn great- super easy to sharpen, takes a brilliantly sharp edge, and patinas beautifully. Since the blade is not stainless it requires a lot more care, and is ideal for someone who seriously cares for their tools.
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.
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Review by Brian C. on 24 Apr 2020review stating Amazing Knife
This is such an incredible knife...it's my first 240mm so the size was pretty extreme when I first opened it up. It feels so solid and the pattern is amazing. Mine wasn't *that* sharp out of the box but passable. I haven't tried sharpening it yet but I suspect it'll go very well.
The knife is quite reactive - I have blues and yellows on mine. You definitely want to stay on top of the blade, keeping it clean and dry. I also got the wooden saya to store it, which is great.
Overall, I love the knife and it'll be even better once i sharpen it up a bit
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Review by Manoj O. on 19 Nov 2019review stating Pure joy
I am extremely happy with this purchase. It’s hard to describe the feeling of joy I had when I unpacked the box and first held this knife. It is absolutely beautiful and feels great in my hand. It’s amazingly light for a fairly large knife. Really feels like a functional work of art. Thank you, Knifewear, for getting this knife to me, and for sharing the stories behind great knives like this!
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Review by Andrey K. on 9 Sep 2018review stating Massage shimo 240
Some time I was naked, I finally learned my masakage shimo. Before writing about him, I want to once again thank the team from knifewaer for having overcome difficulties with delivery to Russia, they did not leave me without my new knife. Despite the fact that I only have a knife for a few days, I like it very much, its sharp cut amazes far behind the stainless steel knives that I used before I picked up the shimo. Yesterday I made the final sharpening on a natural Japanese stone Hakka Hiromoto kan, and the blade became even sharper. There are still a lot of wonderful days of using Masakage Shimo, I'm very happy about it. Next year I plan to buy wagyuto from aogami super, one of the candidates is undoubtedly Masakage Koishi. Although the knives from Takeda san are very good according to the opinions of the people, the choice will not be easy. I hope Knifewear will help me in this, because no one else sends Masakage knives to Russia.
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Review by Korey E. on 13 Feb 2020review stating Love the knife
I love this knife!!! it a laser for the size and the Damascus.... Its just something special. I'm ecstatic that it's a different steel then what I'm using(blue paper super\ R2 or sg2 \ Colbolt) Yu Kurosaki is my favorite Smith So this purchase was a no-brainer for me. BUT.... What made the purchase even better!!!! I copped a knife and a stone( naniwa 200 grit for just 20 u.s)from knifewear and they use dhl So I got my knife and stone in Just a few days. Knifewear Even gave me a handwritten note Telling me to enjoy The items I purchased from them and That really meant a lot. They really care customers. I will definitely korCome back.
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A Journey Worth Concluding
Review by Christopher M. on 19 Feb 2019review stating A Journey Worth Concluding
The few months leading up to this purchase were where I first invested in a set of whetstones, shortly after followed by a gorgeous knife block, and a new table in my kitchen just for cutting ingredients.
I decided on the Shimo as the look and feel were both wonderful, and as the length and steel well contrasted with my previous knife (a cheap, but well sharpened stainless). When I arrived home, the Shimo already had its home, and out of the box, was cutting perfectly. A few seconds on the ceramic honing rod and it was slicing with no effort.
This is a great first knife for anyone wishing to get into Japanese knives, although perhaps a bit long unless you have another knife covering a smaller length. It's great for meat and fish, but can be a little awkward if cutting vegetables. For this purpose, I am soon returning for a Shimo santoku. The price point is equally good for what the knife offers. After a few uses, patina can already be seen forming. Keep the knife dry and sharp, and it'll be your best friend in the kitchen.
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