The Zakuri Blue #1 Gyutos are constructed using the highest grade of carbon steel in the industry. Aogami #1 steel is held in high regard by most knife lovers and users. They also sharpen up with relative ease. These also go by the name Karaku who is the same blacksmith.
210mm gyutos are the most popular sized knife we sell and this one has a nice profile for both rocking and push cutting. The knife is adept at most cutting, slicing, or chopping tasks. It is also small and responsive enough for fine detail work on garnishes and other items.
It now comes with a rosewood oval handle that is a big upgrade over a regular ho wood handle.
If you have not tried an Blue #1 knife this could be your time to experience this excellent steel at an affordable price.
Blacksmith: Michikuni Tokaji
Location: Tosa, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Cladding: Soft Iron
Edge Steel: Aogami #1 Carbon Steel
Edge Grind: Even (see choil shot)
Engraving: Stamped on Both Sides
Weight: 5.8oz / 164g
Blade Length: 215 mm
Overall Length: 350 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 48 mm