240mm Gyutos are among the most popular knives we sell. They are a larger blade that can handle almost any cutting or chopping jobs around the kitchen. The Kikuichi Elite Carbon is a great example of the breed. It boasts a mono steel construction of SK-5 carbon steel which has the ability to take an extremely sharp edge.
The alloy is hardened to 59 HRC. Edge retention and maintenance are strong points of this type of steel. The knife is quite light at 218g or 7.7 ounces. It has a lovely thin grind which ends in a fine distal taper towards the tip. The profile is about average for a 240mm gyuto with a nicely curved shape to the edge. This makes it perfect for users who like rocking style cutting as well as push/pull styles. It comes with a symmetrical bevel.
The very thin blade makes for a fast and light knife which is enhanced by the nicely finished pakka wood handle. These knives are quite reactive so please take care to keep them very dry between uses. After a while, a patina will form which will aid in the daily maintenance and rust resistance.