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 210mm Gyuto is a great larger knife for home cooks, or a standard size for professionals.
About Fujimoto Hammer Tone - The Hammer Tone is the rock-star of the Fujimoto line, with its striking good looks and sexy shine. The Hammer Tone name comes from the freshly forged look and the X-shaped hammer marks on the carbonized “kurochi” surface. The octagonal walnut handle accents the blade’s look beautifully, and fits perfectly into any size of hand. This gives the blade an overall light feeling and forward balance.
The core steel is SLD stainless steel, which was originally designed by Hitachi for cutting other steels. It holds an edge as long as a carbon steel, but is much easier to care for. This line took almost two years of collaboration and design to create, and we will be continuing to add more shapes as they come out of development.