The Kikuichi Elite Carbon 210mm Gyuto is made by one of the oldest blade makers in Japan. Originating over 700 years ago, Kikuichi have been making kitchen knives for over 100 years. This knife is constructed from a mono steel SK-5 carbon alloy. This results in a blade that can take a really sharp edge while being able to sharpen up easily. The symmetrical grind on the blade is relatively thin and has a very nice distal taper beginning about 2/3 along the spine. It has a bit of flex and is light to the hand. The finely finished black Pakka wood handle gives the knife a good central balance point. It is attached with a stainless steel bolster and 2 rivets. 210mm gyutos are a great choice for most chefs looking for a fast and nibble cutter. It is the perfect size for smaller kitchens and cutting boards. The steel is very stain resistant but it will discolor if not taken care of.
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