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Kyohei Shindo Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm - Maple

$173.00 USD

Specifications

Style: Gyuto
Blade Length: 210mm
Overall Length: 325mm
Weight: 179g
Blade Height @ Heel: 48mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 4.8mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2.1mm
Blade Material: Blue 2 Core Carbon Clad, Kurouchi Finish
HRC: ~62-63

 

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Blade Type

The Gyuto knife, a cornerstone of Japanese culinary tradition, is a versatile, all-purpose chef's knife. Its name, translating to "beef sword," reflects its proficiency in slicing meat and in more modern times vegetables. However, its slightly curved blade excels in chopping, dicing, and mincing, making it indispensable in any kitchen.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Steel #2, or "Aogami" #2, is a revered high-carbon steel alloyed with low amounts of chromium and tungsten. It strikes an excellent balance between durability, edge retention, and ease of sharpening. Slightly more ductile than Blue #1, it's widely used in crafting traditional Japanese knives, beloved by chefs for its resilience and sharpness, albeit is slightly softer than Blue 1.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

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Kyohei Shindo

Kyohei Shindo knives caught our eye last year for their super thin grinds, excellent cutting feel, hand forged distal taper, and laser thin tips. Their attractive price also helped! Kyohei San is a Tosa-based blacksmith, and we only see his stock rising in future for his stunning work.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon steel and as such, will require a little more care than a regular off-the-shelf knife. It must be dried shortly after use, as prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust spots to appear. A very light coat of oil during storage also helps to prevent rust spots. A patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will occur with use.

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Parb Iemlaor
Absolute beast of a knife

Out of the box edge is one of the sharpest I’ve got and thing cuts like a laser. Worth every cent spent