Gyuto Knife 180mm (7") #711
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 Misono UX10 knife blade is made of Swedish stain resistant steel and has a hardness Rockwell 59-60. It has a 70/30 bevelled edge to the blade and It also has hardness comparable to carbon steel the knives have a slanted nickel bolster that balances the weight of the blade and handle perfectly. If you are looking for a knife that is extremely sharp, spectacular in appearance and performance, consider the Misono UX10. Misono are very secretive about their knife making process and do not allow you anywhere near their process of knife making. We are obviously aware that the shaping, heat treatment, grinding, polishing and honing take place but there are other steps to the knife making process that we do not know about.