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Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mm
Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mm Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mm
Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mmAnryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mm

Anryu Kurouchi Damascus Gyuto 210mm

Item #: AnryuShiro-Gyuto210

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews)

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Our Price: $170.00
The Anryu family started making knives in the 1870s and helped establish the famous Takefu Knife Village. Katsushige Anryu is the fourth generation of this esteemed family of blacksmiths. He has just recently turned over the business to his long time apprentice Ikeda san while still working the hammer daily.

He makes this lovely gyuto from a multi-layer soft iron cladding over an inner core of White #2 high carbon steel. This is a reactive blade and will require care with cleaning and drying between uses. It is a great-looking item featuring a well-done kurouchi finish which transforms beautifully into the suminagashi multi-layer part of the blade road.

The blade is quite thick out of the handle but it then thins out nicely to the extremely fine tip. The choil area has the characteristic Anryu curve which makes for a very comfortable pinch grip. This is enhanced by the perfect balance point just forward of the heel. The knife is not super sharp out of the box but it is really easy to sharpen and achieve a razor-sharp edge. They are ground quite thin at the edge which adds to the outstanding cutting abilities of this well-made knife. The cutting edge profile is quite curved but will still appeal to most users whether employing rocking of push cutting styles.

We are really pleased to be able to offer these lovely knives to our customers. They are well made, handsome to behold, and an overall great value.

  • Workshop: Anryu Hamono
  • Lead Blacksmith: Ikeda san
  • Location: Takefu Village, Echizen Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: Shirogami #2 (White Paper #2)
  • Cladding: Iron / Damascus
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Handle: Rosewood Oval
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Steel: White #2
  • Weight: 6.0 ounces
  • Blade Length: 215 mm (8.5")
  • Total Length: 360 mm (14.25")
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 46.8 mm

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      Very fun, nimble knife
    Posted By: Jordan Ross
    1 people found this review helpful

    I picked up this knife secondhand from a friend who purchased it through cktg.

    It was suffering some serious neglect, chipped and rusted. Removed the chips and rust, thinned it to a zero, and put a full mirror polish and WOW.

    This knife is a performer. The edge this can take is out of this world, screaming sharp, and it holds well too, I've only needed to strop it twice in the past month and that takes less than a minute to do.

    The patina it takes on is also astounding, you get a beautiful oil spill blue and purple, and even with the full mirror polish the damascus pattern reemerges with kasumi haziness.

    And the Geometry is very fun, a little asymmetrical with a right hand preference as the right side primary bevel is a little more shallow than the left, I'm curious how this varies knife to knife.

    If this knife comes back in stock, I highly recommend it, but be mindful of how reactive the combination of White #2 and iron are, so make sure to wipe between use or your patina will go uncontrolled and straight rust

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      sweet knife
    Posted By: colin - verified customer

    best knife ive ever owned. i'm likely not experienced enough to say much, but an absolute work of art and my go-to knife in the kitchen.

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      Great Knife and price!
    Posted By: Christopher Brodeur

    This is a beautiful knife so happy after much shopping and research I settled on this beauty!

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      You will be spoiled by this knife
    Posted By: Joe - verified customer

    Out of the box, it is verysharp. the details are also very fine tuned. Handle feels superb in your hand; it is smooth and easy to grip. Like the title says, you will be spoiled by this knife...other knives are a chore to use, and I find myself using this for everything in the kitchen. Pair this knife with a high grit wet stone and you have a recipe for a screaming sharp knife. 10/10 would recommend. Customer service from Chef Knives To Go was also great. Shipping was really fast (2 days).

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    Posted By: Kate - verified customer

    This was a gift for someone but I've seen it in action. I had no idea using a knife to cut food could be so satisfying. It looks great and is of incredible quality.

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      Best professional chef's knife
    Posted By: Caroline - verified customer

    Bought for step-son for his new job with upscale Italian restaurant, everyone has their own knives and he requested this one, must have come highly recommended, and he loves it, so many thanks!

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      Excellent knife, beautiful finish, great performance
    Posted By: td - verified customer

    Excellent knife, beautiful finish, great performance

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    Posted By: Nick - verified customer

    Great knife

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      My favorite corporal object
    Posted By: Drew - verified customer

    I cook every god damn day and I use this knife to do it. It has tasted my blood many times. Treat it with respect and it'll be the last all purpose knife you'll ever buy. Don't let your coworkers touch it, they aren't worthy.

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      great knife
    Posted By: david a - verified customer

    i bought this as a gift but i had a couple days to look it over. The fit and finish on the handle was perfect. The rosewood is wonderful and the whole knife is done well. It is not a very tall knife but it doesn't seem to be a problem for chopping. The edge that it came with was not that great with most knives i tend to have to sharpen them anyways (i enjoy that part). A little time on a finishing stone and the edge screams. it has a good weight to it, it feels wonderful in your hand. between the weight of the rosewood and the weight of the blade it just has a great balance. if your looking for a great knife with a slender profile look no further.

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      Sharp, easy to sharpen, tough enough to crush stuff
    Posted By: Jordan - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    The Anryu 210 gyuto maneuvers very well. It's very comfortable and light, but sturdy enough to take some abuse for crushing garlic and ginger with the side of the blade. Just don't smash it like a hammer. Being a carbon steel knife, it's very reactive, so expect to see some discoloration. The knife is extremely sharp and it stays sharp even after a week of serious prep work. Contrary to popular belief, I believe that this knife in particular is easier to sharpen than some of my softer knives. However, that's simply my opinion.While the blade height did not bother me, it did bother a few of my friends when they used it as it was a bit shorter than other gyutos. It's not Miyabi bad, where it's difficult to chop anything, but if you're used to a taller knife, you may want to get the 240mm variant of the Anryu gyuto or perhaps another brand in general.Overall, this is a great knife if you're looking to get into razor sharp Japanese knives so long as you take care of it.

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