Itto-Ryu knives are very popular here at CKTG. The quality and value of these knives have them playing way outside of their price class. One of the most ubiquitous design elements of the blades we carry is the hammered kurouchi finish. It looks like no other knife out there.
Itto-Ryu utilizes Hitachi white paper #2 steel as the hagane (inner core) with a stainless steel jigane (outer cladding) which is applied in an attractive and durable hammered kurouchi finish. This gives the knife a distinctive look while aiding greatly with food release and maintenance. It is a hammer forged san-mai construction. White #2 is a very popular alloy renowned for its ability to take and hold a steep edge.
This gyuto has a 50/50 convex grind which is so well executed that you think you are holding a knife costing much more money. The blade is mated to an oval chestnut handle and it is perfect for both left- and right-handed users. The knife is fairly thick at the spine but has a beautiful distal taper which together with the thin grind behind the edge gives it outstanding cutting abilities and a fast and finessed feeling on the board.
Brand Name: Itto-Ryu
Location: Sanjo, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Cladding: Stainless Kurouchi
Core Steel: White #2
Handle: Chestnut D
Ferrule: Black Plastic
Grind: Even: See Choil Shot
Weight: 7.5 ounces
Blade Length: 245 mm
Overall Length: 396 mm (15.6")
Thickness at Heel: 3.3 mm
Blade Height: 53.5 mm
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