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 Nigara Hamono -Nigara-san is a relatively new knifemaker out of Aomori prefecture, but they are not new as a company. The company has been around for over 350 years, tracing back to their swordsmith ancestors. Knifemaking is a small part of what they do; they also produce large steel beams and such for buildings! Go Yoshizawa, age 35, is a young blacksmith who is the company president's son and has decided to go back to their blacksmithing roots. He now makes unique and stunning tsuchime knives and some hand-folded Damascus.
|Knife Shape ||Gyuto|
|Blade Length ||210mm|
|Blade Height ||49mm|
|Spine Thickness at Heel ||2mm|
|Steel Type ||SG2 Powdered Stainless Steel|
|Rockwell Hardness ||62-64|
|Edge/Bevel ||Double (50/50)|
|Handle ||Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagonal Wenge wood with Buffalo Horn collar|
|Blacksmith ||Nigara Hamono|