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This “New Concept” knife features a distinctive ‘upswept handle’ and an R-2 Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel Custom Damascus bade that has a unique ‘random pattern’ Damascus that Master Saji calls “Diamond Damascus”. It is handcrafted using a complex series of forging processes and a specially formulated acid etching and polishing that, in combination, produce a unique Damascus blade that has a sparkling diamond pattern and an uneven surface texture.
The polished, slanted stainless steel bolster is a distinctive design element that not only gives an impression of ‘forward movement’ and ‘agility’, but also improves blade balance and the durability of the handle. The perfectly contoured Black Linen Micarta® handle scales, which has a simple solid black color. Black Linen Micarta® is a very practical handle material for kitchen knife because it is very durable, resistant to both water and shrinkage and provides good traction even when it is wet. Consequently, this knife handle provides a very secure and comfortable grip.
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.
Knife Model: Takeshi Saji R-2 Custom Damascus Wild Series New Design Gyuto
Blade Material: R-2 Nickel Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Gyuto 210mm (8.2") |
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 335mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Total Weight: 252g
| Gyuto 240mm (9.4")|
Cutting edge length: 240mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Total Weight: 287g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
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 Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
The design is geared towards making the knife very comfortable when using the traditional chef knife “grip” of pinching the knife in front of the grip with the forefinger and thumb and locking the wrist for chopping. The relief cut into the spine and angle of the handle all assist in avoiding pressure marks on the lower inside forefinger from the spine. The relief curve in the heel of the blade also helps with avoiding pressure on the middle finger. This makes for a very comfortable knife and can be used for extended periods of time.