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The 240mm gyuto is a great midsize knife that affords a little better reach for larger produce and higher rocking, and the Tanaka Sekiso damascus version is no affront to that convention. Like its 210mm sibling, the 240 has a blade consisting of a core of Aogami #2 steel, sandwiched between folded Damascus ductile iron cladding. The knife is fully reactive, so it does need to be wiped dry for periods when not in use or stored.
The Sekiso gyutos are not as thin as their miniature petty family members, but they are ground masterfully with a very graceful convex that will shed food as well as any knife out there. Tanaka knives are well known for coming out of the box swinging with a really nice working edge already in place, most people wonít need more than a little bit of strop time to really get these blades screaming sharp.
For a good feel of what you can expect from this knife, check out the demonstration video below, and Steveís overview of the 210mm version on its page.
Weight: 6.8 ounces
Blade Length: 244 mm
Overall Length: 392 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3.4 mm
Blade Height: 54.3 mm
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