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 the Tsukasa Hinoura River Jump - Tsukasa Hinoura represents the third generation of his family‘s forging tradition. As a young craftsman, his role models were Nagashima and Shigeyoshi Iwasaki of Sanjo. They enjoy an excellent reputation in Echigo and have done a great deal to advance the knife maker’s art in Sanjo. Tsukasa Hinoura, born in 1956, works in Sanjo in Niigata Prefecture, has been practicing his trade for 33 years. His blades are known for a refined and long lived edge.
Hinoura san consciously rejects the prefabricated Damascus steel blanks, referred to as “sekisouk-ko”, commonly used in Japan. Many of the country’s knife makers and industrial manufactures that produce Damascus blades use this “instant recipe”, but neglect to make this clear to customers.
Each knife in the series “River Jump” is a one of a kind example of the Japanese knife making art. Hinoura san is among the world’s few knife makers who are skilled in the time honoured Damascus techniques involving torsion. With river jump, he has taken the method even further. By means of torsion, he combines a multi layered Damascus bar with solid mono steel bar. The result is a blade of extraordinary beauty, in which the river like flow of the Damascus surface alternates with the peace of a perfectly even surface -animated and static elements in perfect harmony.
Can I pick up my order Curbside / At the store? Absolutely, as long as all the items you are looking for are in stock at the location you want to pickup from, you'll be able to select that at the checkout. If one or more items aren't at your preferred location we are happy to ship it to you.