The Miyabi Birchwood 240mm Gyuto. What a beaut. Between its suminagashi SG2 Powder stainless steel and light birchwood handle you don't need to compromise between good looks and horsepower.
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 Miyabi Birchwood - Miyabi knives stand out as works of art in the manufactured knife world. Zwilling of Germany, realizing that high-performance Japanese steel was taking over the knife world, did the practical thing and bought themselves two Japanese knife factories in Seki City Japan, a mecca for knife producers. Because of this unique blend, they offer a look and feel that bridges both cultures that are rare among knife makers.
Miyabi really outdid themselves in terms of sexiness with their Birchwood series. A blade forged from SG2 steel is guaranteed to work exceptionally well. What really ties this knife together is the rounded Birchwood handle, made to nest perfectly in your hand. Not just the average Birch, a Karelian (Masur) Birch is used, a highly prized material used for many purposes.