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Shiro Kamo Blue 2 Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm

$211.00 USD $190.00 USD

 Specifications

Style: Gyuto
Blade Length: 240mm
Overall Length: 387mm
Weight: 185g
Blade Height @ Heel: 53mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 3mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2mm
Spine Thickness 1cm from tip: 1.1mm
Blade Material: Blue 2 Core, Carbon Clad, Kurouchi Finish
Handle Material: Octagon Walnut w/Pakkawood Bolster
HRC: ~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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Shiro Kamo

Shiro Kamo is the working President of the Takefu Knife Village Cooperative, he was awarded the ‘Master of Traditional Crafts’ at the young age of 45. His knives feature consistently even and thin grinds, clean blade finishes and fantastic attention to detail, not to mention the cutting performance to match.

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Robert Sharpe
Shiro Kamo

Thanks Sam and the crew at chefsedge love the knives, and great service ,thank you

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Vinicius Seelig Rodakovski
Worth every penny

I’m extremely glad with all my purchase. I’d recommend for anyone who asked me about it.

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Harry Enever
Perfection

Everything about this knife is incredible. Fit and finish is spot on and shows brilliant craftsmanship. Service was spot on as always

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Harry Enever
Perfection

Everything about this knife is incredible. Fit and finish is spot on and shows brilliant craftsmanship. Service was spot on as always