Gyuto Knife 180mm (7") #7424

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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.

The Mirrored Damascus is a very high quality finish to a very stylish knife given you a polished pattern to the blade like no other in the range from Sakai Takayuki and no one knife will look the same due to the 45 layers running through each blade. The core of the knife is AUS 10 Alloy giving you good edge retention and  the ability to sharpen it back to its original razor sharp finish. The handle is pakka wood with steel rivets which has been made in a western style giving you comfort and a familiar hold.


Weight: 150g

Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood with Steel Rivets

Handle Length: 120mm (4.7")

Blade Length: 180mm (7")

Blade Depth: 43mm

Thickness at spine: 1.6mm

Thickness at tip: 0.3mm

Cutting Edge: Double 50/50

Blade Material: AUS10 Alloy core

Hardness (Rockwell scale): 60 - 61