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Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 210mm
Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 210mm Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 210mmItto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 210mm
Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 210mm Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 210mmItto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 210mm

Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 210mm

Item #: ITTSGYT210

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews)

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Our Price: $159.00
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Boasting an impressively high level of fit and finish, looks to impress, and performance to match, the Itto-Ryu hammered gyuto is destined to become one of our top selling knives at CKTG. We know of no other knife at the price that has such a refined set of specifications.

The blade is fairly thick at the spine but features a lovely continuous distal taper, and finely rounded spine and choil. The level of craftsmanship completely belies its price. As for cutting ability, it simply falls through produce with no wedging on harder ingredients. It is very thin behind the edge which together with the distal taper results in a very high performance tip. It is of medium weight with a balance point forward of the pinch grip area. This gives it a blade heavy attribute which aids in its cutting abilities.

The Itto-Ryu gyuto is fashioned from Shirogami 2 steel. This is a very popular alloy renowned for its ability to take and hold a steep edge. It has a 50/50 convex grind which is also so well executed that you think you are holding a knife costing much more that its asking price. To protect and enhance the core steel, the blacksmiths at Itto-Ryu add a layer for stainless steel which is then partially covered with a soft carbon steel featuring a lovely, smooth hammered kurouchi finish.

Owners of this knife have reported that this is one of the finest gyutos they have used, regardless of price. We agree. We think you will too!

  • Brand Name: Itto-Ryu
  • Location: Sanjo Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Cladding: Stainless Hammer
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Handle: Chestnut
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic
  • Grind: Even: See Choil Shot
  • Weight: 6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 214 mm
  • Overall Length: 343 mm (13.5")
  • Thickness at Heel: 4.1 mm
  • Blade Height: 49.6 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Amazing functional art, September 13, 2016
    Posted By: Mike Desamito - verified customer

    This was my first taste of Japanese steel. I am beyond pleased with this beautiful knife. The hammered finish is gorgeous and knife was pretty sharp out of the box.

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    5  Great knife, August 20, 2016
    Posted By: Bill - verified customer

    This is my first J knife. Paid for the sharpening service and the knife came VERY sharp. First impression out of the box was that it looked great but was very lightweight like a toy. At first that was a turn off but I later came to appreciate this fact. The handle does fell like plastic but it works great for me. I cut up a bag of potatoes and was very happy to see how well the food released from the blade. I am very happy with knife and it has replaced my wusthof ikon as my go to knife.

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    4  Great First Gyuto, July 7, 2016
    Posted By: Bill

    I spent a great deal of time on this website and the forums, both of which were tremendously helpful, when selecting my first Gyuto. I've had this Itto-Ryu for about 10 days now and overall, I'm very pleased. It's finish quality as pointed out in the video review is amazing for the price. It glides through veggies and meat like butter. Word of caution to all of the beginners out there however: this thing is EXTREMELY fragile. After doing a LOT of homework, I knew Japanese blades were delicate; staying away from frozen foods and meat with bone is a no-brainer... but the tiniest bit of the tip of my blade has already chipped off with careful use. I'm not even sure how it happened... even for the price, I have to remove a star for the sheer shock that it's so fragile. Most vets will read this as user error, I get that.. and I'm not saying this blade is poor quality, but in my eyes I'm still taken back a bit. I'm sure a professional can redo the tip of the blade, and when doing so, I'll make sure he examines it with a bit more expertise than I can provide. Again, overall very pleased with my purchase and the CKTG staff as well as the forum members have all been top notch.

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    5  Excellent, June 19, 2016
    Posted By: Arthur Reuter - verified customer

    So I bought the Itto-Ryo Nakiri for my wife and she loves it. Best knife by far we have. We liked it so much we bought this one and it does not disappoint. Highly recommended!

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    5  Very pleased customer, May 5, 2015
    Posted By: Jesten
    5 people found this review helpful

    I was a little reticent to purchase from CFTG only because there weren't very many reviews for most of the knives I looked at, and I couldn't find a clear consensus online about whether it was a trustworthy website. So I'm writing the review I hope will put your undecided mind at ease.

    This knife is fantastic. If they aren't a 'reputable website,' then I don't want to buy from one that is. I'm not a chef, just a home cooking enthusiast, but I've done a fair amount of research. The handle of this knife is nothing to write home about, but it's comfortable, and you don't buy a $140.00 knife for the handle (And you can re-handle it if you want to anyway). The blade is absolutely gorgeous. The pictures can't communicate to you just how beautiful this knife is. The spine and choil are rounded perfectly, the hand hammered finish is a visual and tactile delight, and the edge out of the box was FANTASTIC. As in, push cut an S curve in printer paper fantastic. It sharpened up stupidly fast with my 1000 and 6000 grit king stones (maybe 10 minutes of work, probably less), and it's been holding it's edge like a champ.

    A note from someone who's been using it, the cladding closest to the edge (Not the iron), is listed as stainless steel, but reviewed in the video as "Semi-stainless." If it's not stainless, it is a VERY stain resistant carbon steel. The edge has taken on an absolutely beautiful patina, but the rest of the blade is perfectly unmarred by stain (Photos: I plan to buy the Santoku by Itto-Ryu next for my father as a gift.

    Bottom line: Buy this knife. If it is HALF the quality mine is, you'll be more than pleased with the money spent.

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    5  Product Review, July 10, 2014
    Posted By: Alex - verified customer

    Great Knife for this price

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    5  Product Review, June 26, 2014
    Posted By: Ben - verified customer

    Great feel and construction to the knife. Very sharp out of the box and even better after a good sharpening. Highly recommend for any user of tradition Chef knife looking to start on Japanese.

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    5  Product Review, November 16, 2013
    Posted By: Doug - verified customer

    Get THIS if you can! Wicked sharp and unique looking blade that holds an edge. I first thought the chestnut handle which is open grained and rustic adds to the appeal of this knife would not feel right in the hand. Not is the best feeling handle I have had in my hands, ever! Fantastic knife especially for the price.

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