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Masakage Mizu Gyuto 240mm
Masakage Mizu Gyuto 240mm
Masakage Mizu Gyuto 240mm

Masakage Mizu Gyuto 240mm

Item #: MizuGyut 240

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(4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Named Mizu, the Japanese word for water, this 240mm gyuto from the Masakage line of knives is a beautiful and functional piece of handmade craftsmanship. The knife is constructed of Aogami #2, a high performance carbon steel, hardened to 62-64 HRC. The core steel is wrapped in a reactive cladding and finished in a deep blue/black kurouchi style. While kurouchi finishes afford some protection from oxidation, this knife is fully reactive so it will patina with normal use and rust if neglected.

The knife is made by master blacksmith Katsushige Anryu, a Takefu Village blacksmith with over 50 years of experience. As is characteristic of all knives from Masakage, this knife has very good fit and finish. The handle is cherry wood with a marbled resin ferrule and is oval in shape.

  • Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 245 mm
  • Overall Length: 398 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.0 mm
  • Blade Height: 51.6 mm

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    3  Product Review, October 8, 2014
    Posted By: Curtis - verified customer

    I think this is a pretty high quality blade, but the initial grind was in the horrible category, with a large gauge in the bevel. That was kind of an initial disappointment and is why I give it 3 stars. Funny that there is a little certificate of 'quality assurance' for the sharpening in the box I haven't fully worked the gouge out but will over time. The fit of the ferrule to the handle is mediocre. The varnish had to go away immediately. I think a person might be able to do better in this price range, but the blade is well smithed and takes a very good edge.

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    5  Product Review, September 26, 2013
    Posted By: Dan Lopez - verified customer

    This is my first Japanese knife and first purchase from CKtG! I am a Culinary student, This knife was a present prior to my start. I was able to use it a few weeks in class while my Student Knife Set was on order.

    I cut into mirepoix like no one else. Potatoes and carrots where never a problem. OOTB sharpness was extra ordinary! It to a little honing to get it to cut, especially while cutting on poly boards. Now a month in, I use it every night to cook dinner. It's my favorite knife. I've owned other brand names from local retailers, and they don't compare to my Masakage!

    Unfortunately, due to health laws, Chef told me I had to take the clear finish off. I used strate acetone, but after a quick wash, I forced a patina using mustard with red wine vinegar added. Not the prettiest job, but it has its own unique look.

    Service was excellent! CKtG defenitely have a new life long customer here!


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    5  Product Review, September 18, 2013
    Posted By: DiabloDan - verified customer

    This is a great knife, I am in Culinary School at my local Community College. My Chef allows me to use it for prep, but I have to use NSF branded stuff for completions.

    Sharpest knife I have ever seen OOTB, retains a wicked edge after use. Sharpens easily with no issues.

    Unfortunately, I had to remove the finish ( with state acetone from my local drug stor) but immediately followed it by forcing a patina using red wine vinegar a mustard.its my first try at it so it wasnt as pretty as others I've seen, but there hasn't been any trust to real with. Looking forward to the petty and sujihiki when I save up $$$ for them.

    Customer service is excellent. I will return, Chef Knives To Go is AWESOME!!! Thanks Agin!!!


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    5  Product Review, July 26, 2013
    Posted By: David Tollerud - verified customer

    Beautiful.

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