Yamashin White #1 Gyuto 210mm. This authentic Japanese traditional kitchen knife line features hand-forged double-layer white-paper steel blade (white #1) but is very reasonably priced. These are every day kitchen knives that many good cooks love to use in Japan. They sharpen really well and hold a nice edge. The grinds on these knives for the money are impressive which makes them a great overall value. If you've never tried a good Japanese knife and don't want to spend a ton of money these would be an excellent choice. Care for carbon steel knives is simple. Just wipe them dry after you use them and don't let water or acid linger on the blade. The knife will patina over time adding to the great rustic look of these knives.
I ordered this knife as an inexpensive (relatively) foray into the world of white steel. I am very impressed. The blade has a great grind and I was able to put a very sharp edge with minimal work on 1k and 4k stones. OOTB edge was not stellar,but the beauty of white steel is that a dull edge is an easy problem to fix! Plastic ferrule is cheap-feeling,handle is fine. Very pleased with the look of the kurouchi and the performance of the blade.
OOTB it is not killer sharp. But when you sharpen it,it can take a wicked edge. It is a 5 star knife for the price you pay. Also I must say,great customer service. Special thanks to Mark. I will buy from you again.
Nice light knife in great steal but rather rough grind and thick behind the edge. That being said thin this bad boy out and fix the geometry a bit and you have a great work horse. Busted down a case of roasters with no problem with no chipping. If you want a great piece of steel you can make fit your needs for the price it’s tough to beat. I sanded the ho and tunged the heck out of it and I must say I love this knife. Took a lot of work but I think it’s worth it.