It has been always pleasure to work with Master Gotou and his team of highly skilled craftsmen to develop our high quality KAGAYAKI series of Western-styled knives. Kagayaki Basic Series, KAGAYAKI VG-10 Series, and KAGAYAKI CarboNext Series have each become very popular with our customers, due to the consistently high standards of quality and craftsmanship achieved by Master Gotou and his team of fine craftsmen.
In order to satisfy new market demands, including those of a large number of experienced users and knife enthusiasts, Master Gotou has recently been refining his techniques for making the new generation of special steel knives. Master Gotou selected a special Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel called “R-2”, which he heat-treats to HRc. 63. R-2 is made by a highly reputable Japanese company called Kobelco, and the steel offers remarkable cutting performance and edge retention. It is 3 layers construction blade, outer soft stainless steel supports the R-2 hard steel core for making the strength and ease of the maintenance.
The knives feature full tang construction, water-resistant black pakkawood (Resin impregnated wood composite) handle scales and stainless steel bolsters for extra durability and improved blade balance.
The knife also comes with a matching wooden Saya (Sheath) with a decorative black lacquer finish.
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: JCK Original Kagayaki R-2 Clad Series Gyuto
Blade Material: R-2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: Yes.
| Gyuto 210mm (8.2")|
Cutting edge length: 210mm (8.2")
Total Length: 325mm (12.7")
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm (0.08")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")
Total Weight: 179g (6.3oz)
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.
My dad's first japanese knife besides a shun, he was blown away by the quality and sharpness.
I spent weeks, if not months researching what my first "real" chef's style knife would be. I finally settled on this gyuto and I can't express how pleased I am with its performance. The wooden sheath is a nice extra that helps keep the blade protected and separate from the rest of our kitchen tools. As an amateur chef, finding ways to make cooking easier and more fun is very important, and this knife has helped enormously.
I was worried that I wouldn't notice a difference with this knife even though I was spending so much money. But slicing through veggies, fruit and meat has never been so easy. Super sharp right out of the box, so be careful.
First I want to thank Koki for great service and quick delivery time again! 5 days to France with a weekend in-between. Gyuto is beautiful and razor sharp out of the box. Handle with mosaik pin is well finished with rounded edges filling the grip. Black Packwood has a nice dark brown touch. Clad steel seems to have a slight tendance to micro scratch easily, at least in my case when I put it the 'matching' Saya. But to be honest: Either you by a knife just to possess and watch it or you use it, and I do! Well, anyway
The knife is very well made and extremely sharp. I immediately ordered a second knife from the same series. Working in the kitchen is now much more enjoyable. The seller's approach is perfect.