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.
I'm a chef and this knife is by far the best I have ever had
Well this knife is my baby and top favorite knife of all my 25 Japanese knifes - this is my second Masamoto because I loved the 240mm so i had to get the 210mm as well - this is everything a knife has to be - it goes through everything so effortlessly and its so light - love the profil - love the knife
The Masamoto KS Series knife I had order arrived within only a few days after I had ordered; super fast shipping)! The customer service provided by Japanese Chef Knife is also exemplary! They answered my questions in detail almost immediately (addressing any concerns and/or questions that I had).
This knife, Ladies and Gentleman, is pure joy to use. Perfectly manufactured (rounded edges, ...), lightweight, good balance, good sharpness, and due to the blade geometry, it cuts through everything like a ... you know ;) Originally, I wanted to buy the White Steel-Version, but that is not available at the moment, so I went with the stainless Version - and I am not disappointed! I highly recommend this knife! (In the second Screenshot you see the Masamoto KS Petty 165mm and the Gyuto 210mm)
Hello Richard. Thank you very much for shopping with us and your kind message. Same Masamoto Craftsmen who have the great knife making experience and skills are making both Masamoto KS White Steel No.2 Wa Petty, Wa Gyuto, Waslicer and KS Sweden Stainless Steel Wa Petty, Wa Gyuto, Wa Slicer knives. Therefore, all of them are indeed high level and brings excellent cutting performance and our recommendation. We expect even the stainless steel version SW Wa Petty, you can feel ease of re-sharpening too. We hope each of your fine new knives will be added to your fine knife set, you will enjoy cooking life more. Thank you very much again for shopping with us and your kind feedback message. Please take care. Best Regards Koki Iwahara KENCREST JCK
Outstanding Chef knife.