|Blade Length||240 mm|
|Steel Type|| Shirogami #1 (White Carbon Steel)
Rust Prone ⓘ This knife can rust, click to learn more.
|Handle||Wa (Japanese) Handle - Octagon Ebony Water Buffalo Horn Collar|
|Made in||Sakai, Osaka, Japan|
A note about measurements: Knife edge length is shorter than stated, as Sakai knives are measured from the front of the handle to the tip. Additionally, some knives feature a small 'machi' gap between the handle and blade.
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.
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.
About Nakagawa Hamono - Satoshi Nakagawa-san learnt all his skills from the famous Kenichi Shiraki of Shiraki Hamono. When Shiraki-san retired in 2020, the torch was passed down to Nakagawa-san. This relatively young but very talented blacksmith can forge various different type of steel including traditional carbon steels like Shirogami or Aogami, but also stainless steels like VG10 and Ginsan. He is also capable of forging Honyaki blade, which requires great amount of skill.
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