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Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 240mm
Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 240mm
Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 240mm

Itto-Ryu Hammered White #2 Gyuto 240mm

Item #: ITTSGYT240

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The standard bearer of Japanese kitchen knives in the west is undoubtedly the gyuto. It is the eastern version of the western chef knife.

The Itto-Ryu hammered 240mm gyuto is an outstanding example of the breed. Made with a core of Hitachi white paper #2 steel, the blade is strengthened and protected with a layer of stainless steel and a further, partial cladding of carbon steel in a hammered kurouchi finish. This is one of the smoothest kurouchi finishes we have encountered and one that has proved to be very durable.

The Shirogami 2 core takes a very steep edge and holds it through the rigors of extended cutting and chopping sessions. It is ground with a symmetrical 50/50 convex blade path. Together with the oval chestnut handle, it is perfect for both left- and right-handed users. The blade is fairly thick at the spine but has a beautiful distal taper which together with the thin grind behind the edge gives the blade outstanding cutting abilities. The core steel is hardened to 61 HRC.

The fit and finish of the blade is on par with some of the best knives out there. Both the spine and choil are beautifully rounded, again showing characteristics normally associated with knives at a far higher price. Performance wise, it plays way outside its weight class. The slightly heavy, forward balance and lovely grind result in a knife that glides though soft produce with ease while dispatching harder product with aplomb.

If you seek an introduction to high performance Japanese knives or are wanting to add to your quiver of fine blades we cannot recommend this knife highly enough.

  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 245 mm
  • Overall Length: 396 mm (15.6")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 53.6 mm

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    5  Awesome knife!, August 19, 2016
    Posted By: Carol T.

    A common statement by people who try a knife from the Itto-Ryu line is, "It isn't just a great knife for the money, it is a great knife, period." I got one of these a few weeks ago and completely agree. The stock handle is a 'chestnut' D-shaped with a plastic ferrule, but other than that, the fit and finish on this knife is amazing. This is the first knife I have ever bought that I have not touched with sandpaper. And even the handle is the best of this kind I have ever used, and is pretty good. It's a beautiful knife, in my opinion.

    The knife takes an amazing edge very easily, and at least for me, a home cook, it hods it very well. It is relatively light, not very tall, and not very thick, and the balance is not as far out as on other 240s I have used. It cuts great, and is a joy to use. I like the grind very well. It is thin behind the edge, but thick enough higher up to give great food separation and release.

    Overall, this is one of the best knife purchases I have made. This has become one of my two favorite knives, and my only regret is that I didn't buy one long ago, when I first became interested in them.


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    5  Loving this knife , July 7, 2016
    Posted By: Ron Hults

    I am just loving it. Granted it is my first jp knife so nothing to compare it with except German steel.

    Very sharp OOTB and has stayed that way but as a home cook don't use it hard.

    It has exceeded my expectations. Onions, carrots, potatoes or meat ( raw or cook ) it's been a pleasure to use.

    The experience of buying from this company has been outstanding. Highly recommend!


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    3  Product Review, July 22, 2014
    Posted By: Hjalmar Hake - verified customer

    I reserve the five star mark for the truly best. That said, at the price, this is a great knife. Build is a little rustic and the handle is basic. Blade and geometry is great. Grind is nice and effective. It is pretty stiff and feels substantial in the hand. Beautiful edge patina will develop after a few hours of work. This is a massive step up from the local kitchen store inventory. I have a few German and shun pieces, and itto outperform them all.

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    5  Product Review, November 1, 2013
    Posted By: DCT - verified customer

    The cherry wood handle is extremely light and soft in hand, it feels great. It is a D-Shaped handle, I don't not believe that is mentioned on the 240 but the video for the 210 has an oval handle but the one I received is in fact a D-Shape.
    The knife is clad in SS then has another finishing layer with the hammered iron. You will see a patina along the edge and the hammered section of knife but not in the middle part.
    Overall I put this through a grueling work out today at work and the edge stayed great, the steel seems a bit more durable then other white steel #2 I've had. And although this knife is much thicker in the spine and has a taller hight is still performs like a laser! Overall very satisfied, and had excellent customer service. I originally ordered the 210 but it went out of stock moments before Mark offered me the 240 for no extra cost he even sent it on a faster shipping!


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