Master Masui is always researching, designing and making new knives to satisfy the different needs of his numerous customers. We respect his active spirit, positive-attitude and flexibility. To distinguish these very special ‘SHIKI Black Dragon Series High-End Custom’ knife “ from other SHIKI brand knives, Master Craftsman Mr. Masui has selected to use only the very best materials and has spent even more time to ensure that every production process, particularly the detailed hand finishing, is performed faultlessly.
This Gyuto knife is extra special limited edition SHIKI knife. The special mirror polished R-2 Nickel Damascus blade.(HRC 62 to 63)
To match the impressive appearance of the R-2 Nickel Damascus blade, Mr. Masui decided to use beautiful natural wood texture of Quince Wood handle scales. The handle and the seamless stainless steel bolsters are contoured and polished by hand so that they are comfortable to grip and are nicely accented by a decorative mosaic pin and a black spacer.
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: Shiki Black Dragon Series R-2 Nickel Damascus 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: Quince Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Total Weight: 189g
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.
I am very impressed by the lightweight, thin blade and the overall finish of the knife. the handle is very comfortable and the balance is excellent—feels like an extension of your hand.
This blade was bought as a gift/wedding present for a friend. It’s truly a work of art and an amazing kitchen performer. It comes in a shabby cardboard box however so I had to spend extra to find an appropriate presentation box on Etsy
This knife was exactly what I was looking for, it is the perfect dimensions for me and performs the tasks with precision and grace.