Gyuto 240mm (9.4") #Black, Ebony with Silver Ring

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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.

Aogami, or Blue Steel #1, has the same carbon content as White Steel #1 — the difference is the addition of tungsten and chromium to the material. These additions add specific qualities to already high-quality steel. Aogami (Blue Steel #1) has about 1.3% carbon and 0.4% chromium added to the basic white paper. It has a practical hardness of 61 to 64 HRC. It’s high-grade Japanese steel that strengthens the heat treatment characteristics and wear resistance by adding chromium and tungsten to white steel. The sharpness lasts longer and cuts smoothly, so the cut is finished clean.

Weight: 252g

Handle Material: Black, Ebony with Silver Ring

Handle Length: 147mm (5.7")

Blade Length: 230mm (9")

Blade Depth: 48mm

Thickness at spine: 3.0mm

Thickness at tip: 0.3mm

Cutting Edge: Double 50/50

Blade Material: Blue #1 Soft Iron Cladding

Hardness (Rockwell scale): 61 - 62

Layers: 3