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Shiro Kamo R2 Gyuto 240mm
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Shiro Kamo R2 Gyuto 240mm

Item #: KamoR2-Gyuto240

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When Kamo-san was just 47 years old, he was awarded the "Dento-Kogei-shi" title, which stands for "master of traditional crafts" and is given only to a select few artisans who have made a significant contribution to their craft in a particular region. This finely crafted series of R2 alloy kitchen knives is a testament to his skills and dedication to his art.

Art is a suitable adjective to describe this great looking gyuto. The stunning damascus look is achieved by forging multiple layers of stainless steel over the core of R2 alloy. The knife is constructed in the san-mai style so one can see these layers when viewing the spine of the blade from above. The upper portion of the blade is etched to reveal the cladding and the lower portion is ground to achieve the fine edge and further reveal more of the hagane. It is a lovely look that together with the nicely chiseled kanji script results in a dramatic looking blade, high in aesthetic value.

240mm gyutos are the standard chef knives in many kitchens. They are all-around workhorses capable of processing almost any ingredients. The Kamo gyuto is a fairly light blade with a medium height and thickness. It has a sharp and precise feel to it. The profile is quite flat with a small amount of belly for those rocking cuts. Fit and finish are very good indeed with a nicely rounded choil and spine.

The stainless construction ensures that daily maintenance will be kept to a minimum while a high degree of edge sharpness is attainable with little effort. We think you will love this knife!

  • Steel: R2 Powdered Stainless
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Weight: 6.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 240 mm (9.5")
  • Overall Length: 400 mm (15.75")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 51.7 mm

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    5  Product Review, September 22, 2014
    Posted By: Steven - verified customer

    Bought this knife based on a recommendation from the forums and I have nothing but good things to say about it.

    -Comparatively cheap knife for R2 metallurgy
    -Nice workhorse of a knife. The blade feels sturdy and has a good weight. Balance point is where the pinch grip is.
    - It looks gorgeous with a gray matte damascus finish.
    - Takes and retains a steep edge very well
    - Very nice convex geometry and nonstick characteristics
    - Thin behind the edge
    - compared to my Richmond Artifex and MAC MTH-80, the wedging is greatly reduced

    Only thing is that I had to sand down the spine a bit to make it comfortable to hold. Also the out of the edge box was a 4/10 but took a great edge once I gave it some love on the stones. If you are looking for a super thin laser, this is not really the knife for you.


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    4  Product Review, January 12, 2014
    Posted By: mueller - verified customer

    Very good balanced knive, a pleasure to work with.
    Holds a very good edge.


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