This Tanaka Sekiso Damascus 270mm gyuto is a food machete. Its large and long blade gives it gobs of reach, it can easily span even the largest vegetables, and it is long enough to serve well slicing meat or fish. As with all knives in the Sekiso lineup, the 270mm gyuto has a core steel forged of Aogami (blue paper #2) steel, and a ductile iron Damascus cladding. The knife is fully reactive, and it will patina over time. Care should be taken to avoid rust.
These Tanaka gyutos are real performers because of their fantastic convex grind which allows the blade to slip through food items with ease. Tanaka knives come with a very sharp edge out of the box, and will most likely not need much more than a stropping to achieve a truly wicked sharp edge. Not too thick and not too thin, these gyutos are solid middleweight contenders, and should be strongly considered by the person seeking a nice balance between laser-like performance and the work ethic of a Mack truck.
Weight: 9 ounces
Blade Length: 275 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.5 mm
Blade Height: 56 mm
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