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Master Saji has now been making knives for over 40 years and has become highly experienced in his art.
After testing and evaluating a very reputable Powdered Metallurgy High Speed Tool Steel, called “R-2” (Manufactured by Kobelco), he decided to produce an exciting new range of this traditionally hammer-forged Damascus kitchen knife using this modern ‘super steel’.
A dark R-2 Damascus blade, which features a crisp and vigorous Damascus pattern. This knife fitted with Stag Bone handle scales and polished stainless steel bolster and rivets, which match the energetic style of the Damascus blade.
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 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: Stag Bone Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Gyuto 180mm (7") Cutting edge length: 180mm
Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 207mm
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 118mm
Total Weight: 231g
Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 241mm
Total Length: 375mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Total Weight: 300g
Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
Total Length: 405mm
Blade Thickness: 2.5mm
Total Weight: g
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.
Bought this for my chef. The cheers of glee were hard to contain in the kitchen. It's a fantastic and beautiful product. Perfect 5 star experience.