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.
Notice about White and Marble Colored Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules for Masamoto Knives:
For several years, Masamoto and most other Japanese knife makers have unfortunately been struggling to source Wa handles with White or Marble colored Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules, which are becoming very scarce.
Under these difficult circumstances, both we and Masamoto have done our best to satisfy customers who have requested knives with White Ferrules or Marble colored Ferrules. However, to cover increased costs, Masamoto will now require an extra US$13 when you request a knife with either a White or a Marble colored Ferrule. Please note that even if you request a Marble colored Ferrule, there is still a possibility that Masamoto will only be able to supply your knife with a White Ferrule. Similarly, even if you request a White Ferrule, Masamoto might only be able to supply your knife with a Marble colored Ferrule.
Although White and Marble colored Ferrules have an appealing, distinctive appearance, we actually recommend the simple, stylish solid Black Horn Ferrules because many years of expert experience (Including numerous Wa Handle Craftsmen, professional Japanese Food Chefs and Experienced Knife Users) suggests that Black Horn Ferrules are stronger and more durable than White or Marble colored Horn Ferrules.
If you order a Masamoto knife with a White or Marble colored Horn Ferrule and Masamoto cannot fulfil your request, we will inform you by Email and ask if you are willing to accept a Black colored Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule instead. We apologize for this inconvenience, however, no matter the color of the ferrule, we are confident that you will enjoy your Masamoto 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.
Such a great knife for its back to basics simplicity. Perfect geometry, so much faster to sharpen than super steel, ultra light, beautifully beveled touch points. No frills, just an amazing cutting tool. JCK as usual posts accurate and detailed descriptions (important for a knife I'm buying without seeing in person), ships crazy fast from Japan, and packs very securely to insure it makes the trip unscathed. If you can't already tell, I'm thrilled.
Perfect balance light and sharp. Good for technical works and don’t get rust most important. I love the steel but for daily use is a pain in the *** to take care. I can recomend
Quality of workmanship is excellent. Balance and feel are perfect being lighter and more agile than my Henckels. Probably a little bit more pricey than I’d usually go for, but this was a nice splurge. Customer support is quite responsive also if you have questions.
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.