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 custom octagonal handle. 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.
Region: Sanjo City, Japan
Weight: 5.7 ounces
Blade Length: 203 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2 mm
Blade Height: 40 mm
Handle: Stabilized Custom Octagonal
Please note you will receive the knife pictured, not the one in the video
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