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Gihei HAP40 Gyuto 210mm
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Gihei HAP40 Gyuto 210mm Gihei HAP40 Gyuto 210mmGihei HAP40 Gyuto 210mmGihei HAP40 Gyuto 210mm

Gihei HAP40 Gyuto 210mm

Item #: GHP-G200

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews)

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We have been working with Gihei for many years and during that time they have produced some of the nicest blades we have offered. We carry a variety of knives both under their own name and custom branded as Richmond ZDP189.

The gyuto featured here is constructed using HAP40 PM semi-stainless steel as the inner core (hagane) with a strong outer jigane made from stainless steel. HAP40 is a very good steel for kitchen knives, especially when heat treated to 65-66 HRC. The heat treatment applied to Gihei blades is of notable quality. This combination results in a knife that takes a great edge and stays sharp for a long time.

The 210mm gyuto is a simple yet elegant knife. It is fairly light, even for a small gyuto, and it features a very nice grind that starts quite high on the blade. Fit and finish are of equally fine quality and this attribute is emphasized with the addition of a lovely semi-custom octagonal walnut handle with a tiger maple ferrule. Therefore it is good choice for both left- and right-handed users. The profile is quite curved for a gyuto and this makes it a good blade for rocking cutters.

This is an all-around great knife that is perfect for users looking for a smaller chef type knife that will hold its edge for an incredibly long time.

  • Brand: Gihei
  • Blacksmith: Hosokawa-San
  • Region: Sanjo City, Japan
  • Weight: 3.6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 203 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2 mm
  • Blade Height: 40.3 mm
  • Handle: Stabilized Octagonal Walnut
  • Ferrule:Stabilized Maple

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    4  Solid blade, fit and finish could be improved, September 10, 2020
    Posted By: Brandon Nelson - verified customer

    I bought this when I went on a knife buying spree recently along with another dozen or so handmade knives. I picked this in particular due to the HAP40 steel. The knife isn't a laser but stays sharp. HAP40 is probably my favorite steel for the qualities it has.

    The handle fitment to the blade was sloppy with adhesive drippings on the blade.


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    5  Fine Knife, July 16, 2020
    Posted By: Ivan Earl - verified customer

    Well made and presented. No faults.

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    5  My First Japanese Knife, April 5, 2020
    Posted By: Alex - verified customer

    I bought this coming from a JA Henkels International block set. Was not prepared for just how sharp this blade is with the sharpening service, and was shocked at how effortlessly is cut through my morning grapefruit. Even a month on without sharpening, this thing will go clean through, including the seeds, and itís like theyíre not even there. Iíve cut through pounds and pounds of Ribeye, and itís still as sharp as when I got it.

    I bought this because tool steel just sounded better than some proprietary knife blend (ZDP189) that is difficult to sharpen. Turns out, that is correct. Really lives up to the voodoo steel designation. I like the Gihei horse on the blade too, because somehow it always feels like an event to use, even though I use the thing every day. I bought the matching Nakiri, and will say, if you have to money, just do it. Youíll be amazed you tolerated anything else before.


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    4  Amazing craftsmanship, December 12, 2019
    Posted By: David Flint - verified customer

    The steel, edge profile, retention, and great grind with a thin tip put this blade on the top tier of my knife roll. I was weary of the unusually short blade height, but my relatively small hands have done fine with knuckle clearance. Now the negatives. The handle came unfinished. I have the sandoku of the same series, and the handle has a glossy, smooth finish. It is the same as what is pictured on the site, and what is show in the video review. The epoxy job was done poorly. There were cavities on both sides of the blade. There was also a scratch and ding along the spine. Overall, wonderfully crafted steel, but poor handle execution.

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    5  not a featherweight but still a laser, November 20, 2018
    Posted By: kniferton - verified customer

    i expected this gyuto to be a little lighter than it is. the weight listed on the website is a little under 4oz. the weiggt stated in their video is 4.6oz. Mine weighs in at 4.8oz. Still, it feels perfectly balanced in my pinch grip. the spine has very little flex, and the edge grind is super nice. I put it to my stones when i got it before even testing its sharpness. This is the second sharpest knife i own, right behind my 150mm hap40 petty by the same maker. Would buy this knife again if i had to, hands down.

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    3  Great knife sad handle, August 27, 2018
    Posted By: Matthew Kreider
    12 people found this review helpful

    This knife would be 5 stars. Holds an edge gets wicked sharp looks sexy. But does not have a full tang and my handle came off. I've tried rehandling but the 3 inch tang doesn't hold up. I don't abuse it I just use it every day as you should. It I did until it broke on me

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    5  See Review Below, August 18, 2017
    Posted By: Edward Roth - verified customer

    Sorry, I could not wait for the invite...I reviewed this knife already...Nothing has changed, great knife.

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    5  One of the Best!, August 12, 2017
    Posted By: Edward Roth - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    I must reiterate everything Dan Gilles and Jordan Ross have said...it is the most I have paid for a knife and certainly very close to the best knife I own. It took me a while to get this knife stupid sharp but when I did it is awesome, cutting beautifully anything thrown at it. Holds a remarkable edge even after chopping on a Maple board. I love the the lower profile and laser-like look of this gyuto. The handle is beautifully finished and a nice contrast to the stainless cladding. It is very light in hand making precise cuts easy,agile enough to steer round produce and has enough rocker profile for herbs and small and leafy produce alike. Everything about the Gihei HAP 40 210 Gyuto draws me in to wanting to use it more and more. Like Mr. Ross has said...if it is in stock and you need an eight inch chef...buy it, you will not be disappointed.

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    5  Excellent , November 29, 2016
    Posted By: Andre Villahermosa - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Great knife , doesn't stain easily. Keeps a edge better than most knives . Highly recommended.

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    4  Great knife for the price, February 11, 2016
    Posted By: Alain - verified customer

    Recently purchased this knife and have been using it for several days now and I must admit it is an impressive knife for the price. As the video stated, the edge out of the box is not that great, however it definitely sharpens quickly (doesn't feel like a 65-66 HRC knife) and has currently held it's edge very nicely. The handle finish is very nice and has a thorough lacquer over it, however it could use a tad more on fit and finish (amazing for the price though). I definitely recommend this knife.

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    5  perfect steel, October 18, 2015
    Posted By: Dan Gilles - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This is the most i have ever spent for a knife...that being said..after sharpening it to a razor edge the performance is quite remarkable..very light and agile....very subtle, and it's hold on the edge is remarkable.This knife is worth the price...

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    5  gyuto hap40, June 27, 2015
    Posted By: robertofiorentino - verified customer

    gradirei sapere cosa fare per acquistare Gyuto hap40, e ricevere istruzioni in ligua italiana; grazie per l'attenzione, cordiali saluti da Roberto Fiorentino.

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    5  Best Knife I've Ever Owned, November 14, 2014
    Posted By: Jordan Ross - verified customer

    I'm not one to review, but this is truly the best knife I've ever owned. Everything about it is perfect. It's profile, width, grind, weight, feel, truly everything about it is phenomenal. The best thing about it is the steel. The HAP40 holds an edge longer than any AS knife I've ever owned. Not only does it hold an edge but it sharpens with ease and gets spooky sharp. Literally flies through prep. If you're considering this knife and it's not out of stock, I'd recommend you go for it.

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