Chef's Knife (Gyuto) - 7-1/8 in. (180mm), Shinogi Handle

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) - 7-1/8 in. (180mm), Shinogi Handle

Maker: Tosaryu Karaku (Michikuni Tokaji) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $118.60 Saving: $20.40
Item num: 103220
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.25 in.
Total length: 12.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.4 oz.
Blade: Kurouchi finish san mai with an aogami 1 carbon steel core, Rc 64, clad with softer mild steel
Bolster: Black Pakkawood
Handle: Dyed maple
Description: This is the place to start your carbon steel knife collection: the Tosaryu Karaku Aogami 1 Gyuto. The gyuto is the essential kitchen knife. It's used for all the same purposes as a chef's knife—all-around food preparation, but the gyuto has less curve than a Western chef's knife, which means it contacts the cutting board along more of its length, so more food is cut per slice. The Tosaryu Karaku Gyuto has a gentle roll off the tip compared to the large roll of a Western style knife, so it needs to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient. Once you try the Tosaryu Karaku Gyuto, you'll wonder what you ever did without it.
Tosaryu Karaku knives are hand forged by Michikuni Tokaji. He lives on the island of Shikoku near Kochi. This area, formerly known as Tosa, is well known for its Tosagata hand forged knives and garden tools. Tokaji makes knives with excellent balance, sharpness and a stark beauty that speaks to Japan’s feudal past.
These beautiful knives are forged from Aogami 1 carbon steel. This exceptional steel is particularly high in carbon and tungsten while maintaining limited rust resistance for a carbon steel knife. A fine grain structure and a hardness of approximately 64 (very hard!!) allows for easy re-sharpening and a long lasting, keen edge even through heavy use. This central core is surrounded by softer carbon steel with a black oxide finish created in the forge (known as kurouchi in Japan). The blade features a distal taper, ensuring this knife is perfectly balanced.
The traditional shinogi (D-shaped) handles are formed from dyed maple with a black Pakkawood ferrule. This handle fits comfortably and securely in the hand and is traditional used by a right-handed user, though many lefties find it equally comfortable.
When knives are hand forged, a natural black oxidation is left on the blade. Maintaining the traditional black oxide (Kurouchi finish), imparts a limited rust resistance. Attention should be paid when washing kurouchi finished blades as a scouring pad can wear off the black finish. As with other carbon steel knives, we recommend using camellia (tsubaki) oil to avoid rust and oxidation. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Tosaryu Karaku knives forged by Michikuni Tokaji have quickly become a favorite at the Epicurean Edge.

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