Takada Ginsan Suiboku Gyuto 240mm (9.4") with Ebony handle
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- Style : Gyuto
- Blade Length : 240mm (9.4")
- Weight : oz ( g)
- Height at heel: Approximately 50mm
- Blade Steel Type : Ginsan Steel (Silver 3) Clad with Stainless 304
- Handle material : Ebony (Kokutan)
- HRC : 61
- Bevel Angle Ratio : 50/50 (Double)
- Cover : Not included
Takada Blade & Handle
Devoted to his craft, Mitsuaki Takada is recognized for his unparalleled sharpening skill. His thin ?ǣHamaguri?ǥ convex cutting edge, slices through food like butter. Previously, he worked under renowned Knife Manufacturer, Ashi Hamono in Sakai, for nearly 14 years, before deciding to start Takada No Hamono in 2018, located in Sakai Japan. The journey has just begun for Takada No Hamono and we are excited to be carrying such high-quality blades. The Ginsan 3 steel is hand-forged by Mr. Nakagawa of Shiraki Hamono.
The Gyuto (lit. Cow Sword) is an adaptation of the French chef knife profile for the Japanese market. While the name cow sword would imply that this knife is meant only for meat, its versatility is the same as a santoku, and can be used as a general-purpose knife for any task. Many would consider a gyuto or chef's knife to be the one essential knife for any kitchen with all other knives being secondary. Compared to a German style chef's knife, a gyuto will have a somewhat flatter profile: this profile lends itself well to push-cutting which is common for Japanese chefs, as opposed to rock-chopping. Gyuto also tend to be thinner at the edge as well as the spine than most European chef's knives and as a result, have less lateral toughness, and care should be taken not to torque the blade while cutting to minimize the risk of chipping.