Kagekiyo White Steel #2 Gyutou 210mm (8.2")
Kagekiyo White Steel #2 Gyutou 210mm (8.2")

Kagekiyo

Kagekiyo White Steel #2 Gyutou 210mm (8.2")

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Our Kagekiyo line is hand-forged in Sakai City, Japan by a collective of blacksmiths awarded the title Dentou Kogeshi, an honor reserved for the highest level of artisans and craftsmen.  Kagekiyo knives are one hundred percent handcrafted, featuring ultra-thin, expertly tapered blades made from Shirogami (white steel #2).  

Beautiful handles of true Japanese lacquer provide an exceptional grip.  Kagekiyo knives have a light feel in the hand with a perfect balance.

Please note: This knife is made from carbon steel, which gets incredibly sharp and is easy to sharpen but requires additional maintenance. This knife should be kept clean and dry at all times and oiled when not in use for an extended amount of time. Carbon knives can be reactive with high acid foods.

About this shape

Gyutou are the Japanese equivalent of a typical European chef’s knife. They are the ideal all-purpose kitchen knives and can be used for most tasks. Japanese gyutou are typically lighter and thinner than a European knife, are made out of a harder steel and as a result, hold a better edge. The design features nothing to obstructing the edge of the handle end of the blade, so it can be sharpened and thus used entirely. The word gyutou in Japanese means ‘beef knife’.

Handle material Lacquered wood
Blade length 210 mm (8.2")
Thickness of spine 2.4 mm 
Thickness at tip 0.7 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62
Bevel Double / Ambidextrous
  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives

Description

Our Kagekiyo line is hand-forged in Sakai City, Japan by a collective of blacksmiths awarded the title Dentou Kogeshi, an honor reserved for the highest level of artisans and craftsmen.  Kagekiyo knives are one hundred percent handcrafted, featuring ultra-thin, expertly tapered blades made from Shirogami (white steel #2).  

Beautiful handles of true Japanese lacquer provide an exceptional grip.  Kagekiyo knives have a light feel in the hand with a perfect balance.

Please note: This knife is made from carbon steel, which gets incredibly sharp and is easy to sharpen but requires additional maintenance. This knife should be kept clean and dry at all times and oiled when not in use for an extended amount of time. Carbon knives can be reactive with high acid foods.

About this shape

Gyutou are the Japanese equivalent of a typical European chef’s knife. They are the ideal all-purpose kitchen knives and can be used for most tasks. Japanese gyutou are typically lighter and thinner than a European knife, are made out of a harder steel and as a result, hold a better edge. The design features nothing to obstructing the edge of the handle end of the blade, so it can be sharpened and thus used entirely. The word gyutou in Japanese means ‘beef knife’.

Specifications

Handle material Lacquered wood
Blade length 210 mm (8.2")
Thickness of spine 2.4 mm 
Thickness at tip 0.7 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62
Bevel Double / Ambidextrous

Use & Care

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives