Sakai Kikumori Aogami Nashiji Gyuto 210mm

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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 Sakai Kikumori - Sakai Kikumori is a wholesaler in Sakai, sort of like Sakai Takayuki and Konosuke. They work with several blacksmiths and sharpeners including Shiraki Hamono, Yoshikazu Tanaka and Morihiro.

These knives are made by a blacksmith on the island of Kyushu whose identity is not known. When Kawamura-san from Sakai Kikumori travelled all around Kyushu to find new or not-so-well-known blacksmiths, he found this blacksmith who makes fantastic blades that have a very nice rustic nashiji finish.

Knife Shape Gyuto
Blade Length 210mm
Blade Height
Weight
Steel Type #2 Shirogami (White carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 61:63
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)

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