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    Takamura Kurogouhan Tsuchime Gyuto 180mm

    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 180mm Gyuto is great for those who prefer a smaller knife.

    About Takamura Kurogouhan - Takamura Hamono(blacksmith) can be found in Takefu Village (Echizen) in Fukui Prefecture. It is run by 3rd generation blacksmith Terukazu Takamura who inherited the shop from his father Toshiyuki Takamura San. With over 30 years of experience, his blades are known for an extremely refined and long-lived edge.

    This series of knives have been made with the beloved VG-10, a high-carbon stainless steel designed specifically for making knives; it brings sharpness, toughness, and stain resistance together in the best combination possible. The handle is made of Pakka wood with a welded bolster and is practically indestructible.

    Shape Gyuto
    Blade Length 180 mm
    Blade Height 43 mm
    Blade Thickness Above Heel 1.7 mm
    Weight 146 g
    Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Cladding
    Rockwell Hardness 60–61
    Blacksmith Terukazu Takamura
    Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
    Handle Western Handle - Pakkawood Metal Bolster
    Made in Echizen, Fukui, Japan
    Knifeline Takamura Kurogouhan

    A note about measurements: Handmade Japanese knives can vary in their dimensions, so these measurements are only an example.

    Stainless steel is super handy because it doesn’t rust or stain easily like carbon steel. That said, remember it is stain-less, not stain-never. While it is much easier to care for than high-carbon steel, it does benefit from proper use: use it, wash it, dry it and put it away. Always avoid the dishwasher!

    USE  

    • Only cut food you can bite through with this knife. Hard foods can chip the blade. No olive pits, bones,  lobster shells, woody stems or parmesan rinds. Cutting frozen food is especially bad  because the cold will make hard steel even more brittle. If you wouldn’t chew it with  your own teeth, don’t cut it.  

    • Your cutting surface is the biggest culprit of dulling your knife. Use wood. End  grain wood is especially good. Plastic can be fine too, but certainly not glass,  granite or bamboo

    • The edge of your knife works best sliding forwards or backwards. Scraping the  knife edge sideways will dull or damage the edge. Instead, use the spine of the knife to move foods across the cutting board. Do not twist the edge or pry with the edge, this is the worst screwdriver you ever bought and these motions will certainly  damage the edge. Listen to the knife! If you can hear the edge making a “tink”  sound on the cutting board, change what you are doing.  

    CLEANING  

    • After use, wash the knife by hand with regular dish soap, rinse with hot water  and dry by hand immediately. Dishwashers are very bad for knives.  

    • Wood handles may dry out over time and exposure to water. Simply treat them  with some food safe wax.

    STORING  

    • Protect the edge for your safety and to avoid edge damage. A simple blade cover  will do the trick if you keep knives in a drawer or in a travel case.  

    • The convenient wall magnet made with wood is a great way to show off your knives.  Be sure to put it back spine first, then roll it onto the blade face. This will keep the  edge from contacting the wood first.  

    • The good ol’ counter top block can keep knives at the ready and protected, so  can drawer inserts. Whatever the method, it should keep the edge from touching  anything else. 

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