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Makoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mm
Makoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mm Makoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mmMakoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mmMakoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mm
Makoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mmMakoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mmMakoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mmMakoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mm

Makoto Sakura Tsuchime Gyuto 240mm

Item #: MST-G240

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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Our Price: $225.00
Makoto san has come up with a very nice knife line here with the Sakura Tsuchime. Let's break down what each word means since it's a mouthful. Makoto Kurosaki is his name. He chose the name for his brand as Makoto because his brother uses Kurosaki. Sakura means Cherry Tree, which is revered for its beauty in Japan. If you ever travel to Japan in the spring, you'll be amazed at the massive amount of blossoming cherry trees everywhere. Makoto san use cherry wood handles on his knives, which inspired the name. Tsuchime means "hammered" and refers to the hammered cladding on the blade. Gyuto means "cow sword" in Japanese and is the shape of this knife. Phew!

Makoto Kurosaki has used SG2 to make this excellent gyuto. His choice is a good one from the standpoint of ease of maintenance and durability. SG2 steel can feel rather carbon-like when forged by a good blacksmith. It has a tough feel but can hold an edge over the long haul. It also has a high wear resistance as compared to other knife steels. However, it is quite easy to sharpen, more so than any other stainless steel. The inner core is clad in san-mai style with soft stainless steel. It is given a very lovely hairline finish.

Makoto is an expert sharpener, and it is very apparent with this knife. The grind is exceptional, as is the overall thinness of this laser. It is thin but not wispy. The gyuto exhibits very easy controllability while truly falling through food with an ease that is quite remarkable.

That this finely made package should come in at this price is the true icing on the cake. We highly recommend these knives.

  • Brand: Makoto
  • Blacksmith: Makoto Kurosaki
  • Location: Takefu, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Method: Hammer Forged
  • Quenching: Water Quenched
  • HRC: 62+-
  • Finish: Tsuchime
  • Edge Steel: SG2 Powdered Stainless Steel
  • Cladding: Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Cherry Octagonal (Sakura means Cherry Tree)
  • Ferrule: Maple
  • Weight: 5.9 oz/ 170g
  • Blade Length: 244 mm
  • Overall Length: 395 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 52 mm
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Photo)
  • Photos by Gustavo Bermudez

  • Customer Reviews


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      Makoto Tsuchime Sakura 240mm Gyuto
    Posted By: Darel C
    5 people found this review helpful

    Amazing knife by Kurosaki Makoto. Came very sharp out of the box, packaged very securely. The gyuto itself is beautifully crafted and cuts exceptionally well. Well worth the money. CKTG also packaged two separate orders for me and refunded my shipping on the saya that I ordered (forgot to add to my order), which was really nice.

    Thank you to CKTG and Makoto for his amazing craft!

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      Amazing Step Up from Tojiro
    Posted By: Corey
    10 people found this review helpful

    I have no clue what else I'd want from a knife besides a different style. This far exceeds all my expectations about what I was wanting from it.

    1. Extremely sharp
    2. Long lasting edge
    3. Easy to sharpen
    4. Very comfortable to hold.

    I have large hands, and the tojiro DP I had was just too small for me to use comfortably - This knife is now my 24/7 go to and can do everything for small garlic cloves, to large fruit.

    I don't really rock the knife, but you can for mincing things. I use push and straight chop and it does everything perfectly.

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