Yoshikazu Ikeda Aogami Super Honyaki Mirror Namiukashi Gyuto 240mm
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 Yoshikazu Ikeda -Yoshikazu Ikeda is one of very few blacksmiths in Sakai who can forge Honyaki knives. He started his journey in 1967 under his blacksmith father. Ikeda-san was born in a family of blacksmiths from the Meiji period (1868-1912). His older brother, Tatsuo Ikeda, was also a very famed blacksmith in the region. He is a true Japanese shokunin (craftsperson) who doesn't talk much but shows his skills through his work.
His skill and knowledge allowed him to successfully forge Aogami Super honyaki knives that not many blacksmiths are successful with.
Can I pick up my order Curbside / At the store? Absolutely, as long as all the items you are looking for are in stock at the location you want to pickup from, you'll be able to select that at the checkout. If one or more items aren't at your preferred location we are happy to ship it to you.