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JCK Original Kagayaki Blue Steel No.2 Clad Series Gyuto (180mm to 270mm, 4 sizes)

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This laminated knife looks simple and classic but, once you hold them in your hands for the first time, you will sense the passion and vision with which they were made. The blade is beautifully hand polished to a shiny satin finish, and the blade spine and choil are also polished for better appearance and improved comfort. The level of fit and finish are beyond expectation for the price point of the knife.

The Blue Steel No. 2 (Hitachi Aogami #2; HRc. 63) core is sandwiched between two layers of soft stainless steel. This means that you can enjoy the exceptional sharpness and edge retention offered by a premium Japanese high carbon steel, and also the improved corrosion resistance and ease of maintenance offered by stainless steel. Consequently, we highly recommend this knife to first-time users of carbon steel knives.

This knife features a classic design, a comfortable black pakkawood handle, and a stainless steel bolster for better balance and improved durability. The fine blade edge is hand sharpened on whetstones by experienced Master Craftsmen, and is ready for use straight out of the box.

The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.

Notice* Experienced Master craftsman makes final sharp blade edge with hand sharpening process by whetstone. You can enjoy outstanding cutting performance ready to use out of the box when received.  This sharpening process may remain some grind marks on both sides of blade. 

Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki Blue Steel No.2 Clad Series Gyuto

Blade Material:  Blue Steel No.2 Clad

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30

Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Gyuto 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 185mm (7.2")
Total Length: 305mm (12.0")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 43mm (1.6")
Handle Length: 110mm (4.3")
Total Weight: 166g (5.8oz)
Gyuto 210mm (8.2") 
Cutting edge length: 215mm (8.4")
Total Length: 335mm (13.1")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 47mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 111mm (4.3")
Total Weight: 201g (7.0oz)
Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 245mm (9.6")
Total Length: 370mm (14.5")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 51mm (2.0")
Handle Length: 120mm (4.7")
Total Weight: 240g (8.4oz)
Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 272mm (10.7")
Total Length: 405mm (15.9")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (009")
Blade Width: 53mm (2.0")
Handle Length: 125mm (4.9")
Total Weight: 293g (10.3oz)



Master Craftsman modifies edge shape and bevel for left hand use by hand sharpening process at the following additional cost:

  • Petty + US$6
  • Santoku, Gyuto + $10

Left handed versions are normally in stock for immediate shipping. However, when it became out of stock, please allow 3 to 6 days for shipping.

For your information, many of the Japanese Kitchen knives come originally with double bevel edge sharpened 70/30 (face side/back side) for Western style knives. This geometry came from Japanese Traditional knives with single bevel edge and Shinogi blade construction. This is one of the special features and reasons why Japanese knives have an excellent cutting performance.

However, this 70/30 edge geometry is designed for right hand use, so we have a service to modify it to 30/70 for left handed users with re-sharpening process by skilled craftsman.

We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.



This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. Please apply Tsubaki oil on the blade and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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    Lucas K.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Great product

    Cuts everything like butter, a true chief’s knife I would recommend

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com JCK Original Kagayaki Blue Steel No.2 Clad Series Gyuto (180mm to 270mm, 4 sizes) Review
    Sweden Sweden
    I recommend this product

    JCK Original Kagayaki Blue Steel No.2 Clad Series Gyuto 240 mm

    Посылка была очень хорошо упакована. К сожалению, почтовые отправления между Японией и Россией отправляются только морем, поэтому доставка заняла 67 дней. Господин Ивахара меня об этом предупредил и я на это сограсился. Нож великолепен. Он большой, очень острый, очень агрессивно режет, качество исполнения на высоте. Перед отправкой мне его смазали маслом Tsubaki для защиты от корозии, которое очень приятно пахнет. Моя жена называет его "меч". Читал, что сталь Aogami #2 сильно ржавеет при использовании, но оказалось это не так. Достаточно нож промыть и вытереть тканью и никаких следов коррозии. The package was very well packed. Unfortunately, postal items between Japan and Russia are sent only by sea, so the delivery took 67 days. Mr. Iwahara warned me about this and I agreed to it. The knife is great. It is large, very sharp, cuts very aggressively, the quality of execution is excellent. Before sending it to me, it was smeared with Tsubaki oil to protect it from corrosion, which smells very nice. My wife calls it "the sword". I read that Aogami #2 steel rusts strongly when used, but it turned out that this is not the case. It is enough to wash the knife and wipe it with a cloth and there are no traces of corrosion.

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    Daniel R.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Like a hot knife through butter

    This knife exceeded all expectations. It came well packaged and within a reasonable amount of time. It is absolutely worth every cent. I'm a huge fan of weekend food prep and I look forward to the weekend just to use this knife. The blade is amazingly sharp making meat and vegetables a breeze to slice through. The handle fits comfortably in my hand and allows for a good grip. Maintenance is not an issue - I am able to finish up my knife-requiring tasks faster so I can thoroughly wash off any acidic juices before they settle in. 10/10 would buy again... and likely to purchase another in the same line soon.

    Gregory T.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    I love my new workhorse

    This is a great knife with a simple style. It is my new workhorse. Very sharp, easy to use and easy to clean.

    Joel C.
    United States United States


    Beautiful knife,very sharp

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