Yuki means snow. Pure and white, just like the Masakae Yuki! Yoshimi Kato-san forges these bad boys out of Shirogami #2, also known as White Carbon #2, one of the most pure steels available.
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.