Masutani Kokuryu VG10 Gyuto 180mm

$101.00 USD


Style: Gyuto
Blade Length: 180mm
Overall Length: 300mm
Weight: 133g
Blade Height @ Heel: 42mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 1.9mm
Blade Material: VG10, Stainless Tsuchime Clad
Handle Material: Western Pakka Wood



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

VG10 steel, a high-end Japanese stainless steel, is renowned for its superior edge retention and sharpness. Enriched with carbon and chromium, it offers excellent corrosion resistance. The addition of cobalt, molybdenum, and vanadium enhances its hardness and durability, making VG10 steel ideal for crafting top-quality, long-lasting kitchen knives.

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.



Masutani Knives aren't your usual "pakka wood western handle" kind of knives, there's a lot more going on here that meets the eye. The magic with these is in the rigorous heat treatment, the grinds, and the handles! Oh how comfortable these handles are. These knives are hand ground to an extremely fine edge, without being overly fragile, and hold a superb edge with their VG10 core.

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Knife Care

This knife is made with a stainless steel and is easy going and low on maintenance. It has high chromium content, meaning it is generally considered safe to leave wet on the board for short periods of time. is still best practice to not leave this knife to air dry as it's stain-less not stain-none! Wipe down after washing the knife and store away from any sources of moisture. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Steve betikas
Masutani vg10 Gyoto

Very sharp knife like takamura knives use it all the time great knife for its price

Martin Paul Sulague
Masutani kokuryo

Good Quality, i like the sharpness of the knife.