The KS Series is Masamoto’s range of high-grade Sweden Stainless Steel Japanese traditional-style knife. Masamoto KS Series Wa Gyuto is completely hand sharpened, polished and finished by especially skilled and experienced craftsmen, which results in extra edge sharpness and a more refined level of finish.
Masamoto KS Series knife uses a blade core of Sweden Stainless Steel (HRc. 59-60). This is the Stainless Steel Version of Masamoto's popular KS White Steel No.2 Wa Gyuto.
Each knife is fitted with a traditional Japanese ‘D-shaped’ magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar and also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.
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: Masamoto KS Series Sweden Stainless Steel Wa Gyuto
Blade Material: Sweden Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 59 to 60
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
Sharp good Very light Very pretty It's nice because it's coated I strongly recommend the first knife.
This was my very first chef knife that I acquired, so I actually can't compare it to others. But what I can really say is: 1 as my very first professional chef knife this is really bringing a smile to my face every time I use it. 2 light - the light weight makes the knife very easy to handle and it makes me actually want to spend more time in the kitchen cuttings/slicing things. German knife that I used before 3 very sharp - I always wanted my knifes to be sharp, but this brings a whole new meaning for me. This knife is cutting very easy through anything you throw at him. It also seems to be keeping the edge really good in almost 2 months since I got it 4 and probably this is the least important one, but give me also joy to use it. This is really a beautiful knife. I love it and I don't regret buying it as It improved my kitchen experience.
Masamoto KS Series Sweden Stainless Steel SW-3121 Wa Gyuto 210mm (8.2 inch) - SW-3121 Wa Gyuto 210mm (8.2 inch) / White / Right Handed What makes this knife great is its lightness. I think it is my favorite knife.
I'm a chef and this knife is by far the best I have ever had