Gyuto 210mm (8.2") #Black, Ebony with Silver ring
The most essential knife for the kitchen which no chef can be without.
The gyutos meaning is “Cow sword” in Japan as gyu means “Beef” and to means “Sword” this is also known as a Chef’s knife or French knife. It is the one and first knife all chef’s/cooks needs in their kitchen. When buying your first gyuto you have to consider how and what will be built around your first knife as it will do the majority of the work in your kitchen.
Gyutos like chef’s knives go from 150mm up to 370mm which is massive, when starting out go for something in the range of 180mm to 210mm depending on the size of your hands. Later you can go for a larger chef’s knife like a 260mm to 280mm which can be used for larger jobs like cabbages, large dicing and meat cuts like beef sirloins and fillets.
This Japanese steel is very fine-grained stainless steel and can have an edge sharpness and edge retention similar to some high-carbon steels. This steel is generally thought to be slightly easier to sharpen than VG-10 while also slightly more susceptible to rust due to the lower chromium content. Often, when Japanese chefs choose stainless steel over high-carbon steel types for their knives, they will choose Ginsan. Ginsan-Ko steel was developed by Hitachi Metals and is composed of about 1.05% carbon, 13% chromium, and 0.8% manganese, and has a hardness rating between 59 and 62 HRC.
Handle Material: Black, Ebony with Silver Ring
Handle Length: 137mm (5.3")
Blade Length: 200mm (7.8")
Blade Depth: 47mm
Thickness at spine: 2.5mm
Thickness at tip: 0.4mm
Cutting Edge: Double 50/50
Blade Material: Siliver 3 with stainless steel cladding
Hardness (Rockwell scale): 62 - 63