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Moritaka Gyuto 240mm
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Moritaka Gyuto 240mm

Item #: MoritakaGyuto240

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(5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews)

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Our Price: $220.00
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Moritaka Hamono has been crafting swords since the 13th century and has been making kitchen cutlery for five generations. The longevity of the brand is a testament to the quality of their knives, the tradition of which is tangible the instant you pick one up. Moritakaís Supreme series offers handcrafted knives containing a core of Aogami Super steel forged with a soft iron cladding and a beautiful kurouchi finish. Kurouchi not only provides a very singular aesthetic to these blades, but protects the cladding from corrosion and rusting.

Moritaka knives feel at once both substantial yet nimble in the hand and are crafted with a compound/convex grind that does a remarkable job separating ingredients. The highlight of this series of hand forged knives is the core steel. Taken up to 65 HRC, the Aogami Super in these blades is a thing of beauty. Able to handle incredible levels of refinement and steep edges, the steel just feels downright sexy. Edge retention is superb and durability is very high. To own this 240mm gyuto is to participate in a centuries old tradition of Japanese blade-craft at its finest. Please note Moritaka is now sending us ho wood octagonal handles on this knife as pictured.

  • Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Thickness at Heel: 2.9 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.3 mm
  • Ho Wood Octagonal handle

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Product Review, May 5, 2015
    Posted By: Tang

    Nice packaging with leaflet about the history about Moritaka. OOTB the blade was impressively sharp. Agree that the knife feels solid yet nimble. The kurouchi finish is lovely. Textured and almost silken but does not suffer from food sticking. Really impressed with grind on this. Very well made with a great finish

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    5  Product Review, April 26, 2014
    Posted By: Jason Lin - verified customer

    Really nice package, the knife is really sharp. When I did the flowing test with the paper, this knife performed really well. However, I do need to point out some miner issue. First, I have to say the Aogami Super Steel is super good, but I found a little rust spot on the blade. Note that it is really normal. Please make sure that you buy the oil to protect the knife ASAP. Overall quality is unbelievable.

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    5  Product Review, April 22, 2014
    Posted By: Matt - verified customer

    Great balance, retains its edge well, and is a workhorse in the kitchen. Very pleased with this purchase.

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    5  Product Review, March 22, 2014
    Posted By: steve - verified customer

    great knife. sharp OOTB.

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    2  Product Review, January 10, 2014
    Posted By: B. Cheung - verified customer

    My Moritaka Gyuto 240mm came in with a small dent at the middle of the blade. The spine thickness is a bit too thin for this length. I've bought a Moritaka Nakiri 165mm before and I love it with its beautiful rosewood handle. I'm disappointed with the Gyuto 240 unfortunately.

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    5  Product Review, January 10, 2014
    Posted By: Aaron Paul - verified customer

    I am extremely please with this purchase. I have been putting off buying another chef's knife for quite a while and spent a long time deciding which one to buy. This knife is very sharp out of the box. The handle is even nicer than it appears on the webpage. It has a little more weight to it than my other Japanese knives, which I like. The balance point is exactly at the pinch grip point. Helpful and super fast, personable service from the team at CKTG. Ordered late Wednesday night, shipped Thursday and was delivered from WI to TX on Friday before noon! Great knife and fantastic company. This knife is absolutely worth the money.

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    5  Product Review, January 9, 2014
    Posted By: Bryan - verified customer

    I picked this knife up from them and i have used it for one day at work so far. Its pretty amaz-balls.

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    5  Product Review, September 25, 2013
    Posted By: Jake - verified customer

    If you're looking for a great work horse this one will treat you well. great edge retention and quite easy to sharpen. its hefty and feels substantial in the hand.

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    5  Product Review, August 27, 2013
    Posted By: Richard Adams - verified customer

    After using this knife for almost nine months I find it a real workhorse and a pleasure to use. The steel is almost magical. It holds an incredible keen, and durable, edge. I had some chips that were probably my fault but when I starting sharpening they went away very rapidly. How is that possible? I thought that the steel would be very hard to sharpen since it held such a great edge Ö.not so! Usually hard steel is hard to sharpen.

    I love this knife!

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    5  Product Review, February 22, 2012
    Posted By: Stephen - verified customer

    This is a truly impressive knife. After many hours of research, I went with the Moritaka gyuto and I can hardly say anything negative about it. The blade geometry is excellent and the knife is balanced right where my thumb and pointer pinch the blade, making all all kinds of cutting projects feel easy and natural. The knife seriously feels like an extension of my hand.

    The cutting edge was very sharp right out of the box, but I spent twenty minutes on the stone with it and took it to the next level. That was about a month ago and I haven't had to sharpen again, and I use that knife in a professional kitchen 5 days a week. I just steel it when I come in in the morning and when I get off, and it keeps laser sharp.

    And gosh, this knife is pretty as a picture.

    The only trouble I have had is a finicky kurouchi. Slicing baby green plantains took off an unfortunate amount of the black finish, and a few other items have caused similar problems - granny smith apples and lotus root off the top of my head. I think it is rigid high acid foods that do it. So now, my kurouchi has a distinct streak pattern in the middle. But everything else about the knife has been so wonderful, I can't bring myself to take off a star. The octagon handle looks and feels great, the knife is lightweight, nimble, well balanced, and incredibly sharp, and the other sous chef in kitchen reminds me almost daily how jealous he is of my Moritaka knives.

    And the service and shipping were impeccable. Bravo.

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    5  Product Review, October 15, 2011
    Posted By: Aaron - verified customer

    My second Moritaka and I love it just as much as my other. This thing takes a beating and keep on coming back for seconds. Even with a 15-20k polish on a natural stone the edge will still last a good while. It sharpens with ease and the edge holding is out of this world. Only draw back if the handle for a right handed person but for the steel it's easily over looked. And the usual great service from Mark.

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    5  Product Review, December 13, 2010
    Posted By: Doug Morton - verified customer

    Great bargain! In general Moritaka knives are an outstanding buy. This Gyuto ranks very high in workmanship, balance, and a very sharp edge out of the box. Real joy to use.

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    5  Product Review, July 12, 2010
    Posted By: David - verified customer

    This was my first purchase from CKTG.com and so far it has been great. This knife is awesome! I have used it daily for the last few weeks and there has been nothing it has not sailed through: honeydew melon, onions, carrots, celery, and squash all are sliced, diced, and minced with ease. I have never owned a knife that was this sharp before and has maintained its sharpness for so long. The finish is spectacular and must be seen in person to truly appreciate it. Anyone who is looking for a trusty blade can stop with this knife, it is sharp, durable, and beautiful. A true gem in any collection.

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    5  Product Review, June 13, 2010
    Posted By: T. Gray - verified customer

    Well crafted. Exceptionally sharp, and easy to maintain. Excellent customer service. I often use this knife even when a much smaller knife would suffice.

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    5  Product Review, April 27, 2010
    Posted By: Paul - verified customer

    I've been using this knife for about 2 weeks now, and what can I say, this knife is a beauty. Edges are still razor-sharp and cuts everything like butter. The Kurouchi finish is much smoother than the Tanakas I have and the water-resistant rosewood handle is one of the best I've seen. My friends tell me I'm obsessed and I think that summarizes my experience very well.

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    5  Product Review, April 14, 2010
    Posted By: Paul - verified customer

    Products: Probably the best line of selection found in North America.
    Pricing: Slightly more expensive than some eBay vendors, but considering international shipping and customs, the prices are great.
    Shipping: Order shipped out within 2 hours. What more can I say! Free shipping is definitely lucrative.
    Customer care: Responsive and professional vendor. His participation in online forums adds elements of personality and approachability.
    Overall: 5/5

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    5  Product Review, February 2, 2010
    Posted By: John Armour - verified customer

    I had the oppurtunity to use this knife for week and thought I would share my impressions of it.
    Out of the box the edge was pretty sharp and would shave hair. However, I am a little off center so of course I sharpened it up to a 10k edge. A couple of notes this is Aogami Super steel and takes an edge really nicely so it isn't a total pain to sharpen and a knife of this style (rustic) is not flawless and does have some imperfections. I think the rewards of how sharp and how wicked they look make up for the short falls ever so small that they are to me. I did need (rather wanted )to flatten the bevels just because I am compulsive that way and so I started with the fron side and went to grinding it didnt go too bad I have worked on much more diffacult knives for sure. So I guess long story short the knife is worth the moeny and effort but this is not a pristine show piece and is a knife that is built to be used and will reward you for such treatment !

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    5  Product Review, January 31, 2010
    Posted By: Michael Bartley - verified customer

    This is an EXCELLENT knife. It comes sharp out of the box and cuts with no friction or wedging of the blade. The edge retention is great, and it takes an edge well. No complaints on this knife at all. Also the customer service through ChefknivestoGo is second to none. Mark was extremely helpful and made sure I had everything I needed to make my experience a great one. I would definitely recommend this product and this business to all of my friends and colleagues. Thanks for reading

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    5  Product Review, January 14, 2010
    Posted By: Michael Bartley - verified customer

    I purchased this knife last week and it is AMAZING. It was sharp right out of the box. It is comfortable in the hand and very well balanced.

    Also the customer service with this company is top notch. Such a great company with great products. Not only will I continue to purchase from them, but I will recommend it to all of my chef friends.

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