Masamoto 240mm Gyuto. This general purpose chef knife measures 9.45" on the blade or about 240mm. These knives are made for the western market and feature Masamoto's high quality "Hyper Molybdenum Vanadium" steel which is a proprietary steel they use and contains 1% carbon. The knives come with POM handles which is a big improvement over the more common wooden scales that other manufacturer's use that typically shrink. Weighs 9.2oz. Spine thickness is 2.45mm at the heel.
Masamoto chef knife has a great balance and good sharp edge. The only down side is the handle which I think is poorly made and finished. I can see grind marks on the sides and bottom of the handle.
By: Kevin N.
The Japanese,of japanese knives. Perfect size,great balance and ergonomics,this is everything you need in a professional knife. Pretty much on par with the greatest,if not THE greatest gyuto you can ever own. Fast shipping( only took two days). Purchased the universal saya to go with it,fits perfectly! CKTG has most certainly the best customer service,responded well to all my questions with quick reply. I most certainly look forward to my next purchase at this site.