The KS Series is Masamoto’s range of high-grade Shiro-ko #2 (White Steel No.2) 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 Hitachi White Steel No.2 (HRc. 62-63). White Steel No.2 is very pure and is capable of achieving a high hardness level without being overly brittle, so it can be used to create very sharp edges with good edge retention that are also easy to sharpen. It is perfect for professional users who like to keep their knives extra sharp.
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 Wa Gyuto
Blade Material: White Steel No.2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
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")
Cutting edge length: 220mm
Total Length: 370mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Blade Width: 47mm
Handle Length: 132mm
Total Weight: 135g
Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 255mm
Total Length: 405mm
Blade Thickness: 2.8mm
Blade Width: 49mm
Handle Length: 138mm
Total Weight: 176g
Wa Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
Cutting edge length: 285mm
Total Length: 440mm
Blade Thickness: 3mm
Blade Width: 53mm
Handle Length: 142mm
Total Weight: 206g
Wa Gyuto 300mm (11.8")
Total Length: 480mm
Blade Thickness: 3mm
Blade Width: 56mm
Total Weight: 240g
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 the fine craftsmanship and itssharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra cares and attentions to prevent rust.
My second purchase and as always extremely fast and very safely packed. I love my knife!!!!
Impressive knife! Clean and very nice design, reasonably lightweight and perfect right handle. Cutting high water content like tomatoes needs a immediate wipe of the blade, otherwise the high carbon content will leave some dots, but fishes reveal even though all the potential of the knife, a very clean and impressive experience. No regrets at all, this masterpiece is the knife that I waiting for. Thanks!
I have knives from ` number of great Japanese makers and Masamoto is my preferred for the price range I can manage. When Koki advised that a batch of these knives were vailable, I jumped at the opportunity to buy the Wa Gyuto 210mm WS2. Wih the current lockdown there has been limited opportunity to really test out this beauty but the little use it has, it is a joy to use. Beautiful, balanced, sharp and at the very high standard I now expect from my other Masamoto knives. JCK provided their expected high level of service and shipping (to Australia) and the knife with saya arrived quickly and in perfect order. Both Masamoto and JCK have my strongest recommendation.
Koki, Thank you so much! This is an awesome knife. I’ve been waiting almost two years and it finally became available. This is a knife that you have to hold in your hand to fully appreciate. Razor sharp out of the box, and nimble for a knife that is closer to 255mm. If you can find one, get one!
Beautiful knife. Well finished, excellent cutting-edge, very sharp. Excellent customer service-received around the world in several days! Have purchased several knives from Koki and will continue to do so. Paul Maine,USA