Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto. We have been searching for a blacksmith or small company to make a wa-handled equivalent of the popular Hiromoto knives. Kanehiro knives are offering just such a knife and we're happy to add their knives to our site. These knives feature aogami super steel on the core and the knife is then clad with stainless stainless steel to protect most of the knife from reacting with acids or moisture. These knives will only oxidize right along the edge. Knife sharpeners love aogami super steel because it takes an acute edge and holds it. The knives have high hardness of HRC 62-63. Spine thickness at the heel is aproxiamtely 3.2mm and it weighs about 7oz but each one varies a little since they're hand made.
If you are looking for a work horse gyuto than you really don’t need to look any more. The Kanehiro is simply an awesome knife. Great steel (AS) clad in stainless,a bit of a belly so it’s good for rocking but still very good at chopping. The edge retention is very good,even with a high polish it can still take a beating and come back for more. All around a great knife. And the usual great service from Mark.
St Louis Mo.
Beautiful knife. A true classic. The video of it being sharpened is perfect. Note the bandaged index finger. Nuff said?
first off chefknivestogo has the fastest service of any company i have ever ordered from for anything,i placed my order on saturday and had my knife wednesday,anyways the knife AWESOME there is nothing else you can really say about it very light for the size and scary sharp. i own many different knives,shun 8" chef knife (great knife),i also own a few german steel knives (junk),after buying my shun i was already kinda hooked on japanese knives from that but after this one i will ONLY buy japanese knives the quality is just way better than anything else out there,i have put this knife through alot from cutting meats,fruits,vegetables,and even slicing bread yes slicing bread and yes i have a bread knife but this slices bread pretty good for being a straight blade
Impressive work horse gyuto in AS steel. Razor sharp out of the box,and holds an edge extremely well. Have run it over a 1k and 2k Shapton glass stone,and found it unusually easy to sharpen for steel that has this kind of staying power. Probably a "best buy" in Japanese gyutos.