This Tsunehisa SRS13 Western Gyuto is a standard size chef knife at 240mm and is perfect for processing and preparing most kinds of ingredients. It is sharpened with a 50/50 bevel to cater to both left- and right-handed users. The blade height comes in at about 47mm which is a nice mid-size for most.
The gyuto is constructed with SRS13 powdered metallurgy steel which is an advanced steel capable of taking acute and highly refined edges. It also has great edge holding properties. The inner core is pre-clad with a soft stainless layer in the san-mai style. The steel comes to the maker as pre-laminated sheets which are then laser cut to shape. The core SRS13 stainless steel is heat treated to 62+- Rockwell. Even though these are mid-priced knives, the level of fit and finish is commendable, as are the nice profile and well executed grinds.
The handle on this series is a western design featuring a lovely stainless bolster and scales that are crafted from black pakka wood, and attached to the tang with three stainless steel pins.
This is a very easy knife to recommend to professionals or home cooks who need a full size chef style cutter that is easy to maintain and sharpen.