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Yoshimi Kato Blue Super Kuro Western Gyuto 210mm

$296.00 USD $267.00 USD

Specifications

Style: Gyuto
Blade Length: 215mm
Overall Length: 338mm
Weight: 162g
Blade Height @ Heel: 45.5mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 1.9mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 1.5mm
Blade Material: Blue Super Core, Stainless Kurouchi Clad
Handle Material: Western Red Pakka Wood
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 Super Steel, an elite variant of the "Aogami" series, is a high-carbon steel alloyed with chromium, tungsten, and added vanadium. This composition enhances its wear resistance, edge retention, and overall toughness. It will still rust if left wet for too long, but not as quickly as any of the other carbon steels. Favored in fine knife crafting, Blue Super Steel is renowned for producing exceptionally sharp and durable Japanese 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.

Introducing

Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato is one of the most well known Blacksmiths in the Echizen Fukui region. He works with other well known blacksmiths in the Takefu knife village and took over his father's company in 2017.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon, semi-stainless steel and will be robust and resistant to rust. While it will not rust quickly like pure carbon, it is still best practice to not leave this knife wet for extended periods as it's stain-less, not stain-none! A light patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will still form over time.

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