In Stock Item: 180mm Gyuto with Black Matte Blade
If you appreciate a really sharp knife, you will love this knife! For the best in traditional Japanese hand-forged knives, this small 180mm (approx 7-inch) chef knife features a traditional single bevel blade. It will please the most demanding professional or home chef.
You will be delighted with the look, feel and quality.
Hand-forged in Japan in the traditional Japanese style, this knife has a single beveled edge for use by right-handed chefs. The blade was hand-forged in the Osaka area of Japan of highest quality shirogami 1 carbon steel. It has a bold, textured looking black matte finish on the edged side and a polished concave finish on the back side.
With traditional 'wa' style partial tang design, it is no lightweight. Definitely not as lightweight as some traditional Japanese chef knives, it is especially suitable even for men with larger than average hands.
We have added a faceted handle made from exotic Hawaiian kiawe wood with a buffalo horn bolster, Mozambique ebony end (pommel) cap, and nickel-silver accent. We chose kiawe wood for this knife because of its hardness, weight and durability. This curly kiawe is in the mesquite family and is completely food safe.
Please note that the blade edge is shirogami carbon steel, so extra maintenance is required to prevent either rust or dark spots just like you may remember from old knives your mom or grandma would have used prior to stainless steel becoming popular. We are happy to answer your questions about care and maintenance.
- Blade Length: 180mm gyuto (approx 7-1/8 inches)
- Blade Thickness at widest point: 3mm
- Handle Length: 5-7/8 inches
- Overall Length: approx 14 inches
- Balance point: approx 3/4 inch above bolster
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We welcome your questions and gladly offer custom order consultations to help design the perfect product. If you do not see a material listed, please ask. We are able to accommodate most requests using a wide selection of rare, exotic legally-obtainable materials not listed here.
All craftsmanship is fully guaranteed.