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Masakage Shimo Gyuto 240mm
Masakage Shimo Gyuto 240mm Masakage Shimo Gyuto 240mmMasakage Shimo Gyuto 240mmMasakage Shimo Gyuto 240mm
Masakage Shimo Gyuto 240mmMasakage Shimo Gyuto 240mmMasakage Shimo Gyuto 240mmMasakage Shimo Gyuto 240mm

Masakage Shimo Gyuto 240mm

Item #: ShimoGyuto240

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $285.00
Masakage Shimo knives are handcrafted by Yu Kurosaki, an excellent young smith working out of Takefu Village. These knives are forged using White #2 steel which has received excellent treatment by the smith. The Shirogami #2 is wrapped with an iron Damascus cladding and is quite reactive, so due care should be taken during and after use to keep the blade dry and acid free. Edge retention is superb, the core steel is very easy to sharpen and can take and hold high levels of refinement on the stones.

The Shimo 240mm gyuto is a lighter middleweight knife with excellent blade geometry and a nice flat edge profile. Fit and finish is very good and the handles are done in unstabilized Magnolia wood. These knives are truly excellent all-around athletes and are a dream to cut with through even the toughest of ingredients.

  • Brand: Masakage
  • Line: Shimo
  • Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
  • Construction: Hammer Forged
  • Core Edge Steel: White #2
  • HRC: 62
  • Cladding: Carbon Steel Damascus/ Sand Blasted
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Weight: 6.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 246 mm (9.75")
  • Overall Length: 402 mm (15.875")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.4 mm
  • Blade Height: 51.3 mm

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      Awesome knife!
    Posted By: Jim - verified customer

    I have had this knife for several weeks now and I really love it. The Masakage Shimo Gyuto 240 is my first Japanese knife and my first knife with a carbon steel blade. Out of the box, I loved the look of the Damascus Shimo steel, and with the CKTG finishing service, the thing was wickedly sharp. For such a large blade, I am surprised how light and nimble it is, and the handle is quite comfortable (I use a pinch grip). The blade is great for slicing as well as for rocker-style cutting. I've also been quite pleased with how well it holds its edge, despite the fact I've done nothing but a bit of light newspaper stropping before use. (I need to get a proper ceramic sharpening rod, I know...) I plan to get another Masakage knife in the near future, probably a Kiri petty. The Shimo Gyuto is a great knife!

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      Blade Profile and Grind on Point
    Posted By: Danny - verified customer

    So I got a new Shimo from the Forums and although the cladding is very reactive it takes on a beautiful patina.This is my favorite knife in my arsenal. 240mm plus feels incredibly nimble and after polishing the edge on 8k Shapton makes paper thin slices of tomato effortlessly. The Masakage Koishi Nakiri is easier to sharpen due to the shape but this is just a joy to use on the cutting board. I still have to test it out cutting other product.

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    Posted By: Jason Sanders - verified customer

    Amazing piece of hardware! Cuts carrots like a hot knife through butter! I will buy another masakage without a doubt!

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    Posted By: anon - verified customer

    razor sharp, work in a commercial kitchen using it roughly 6 hours a day and stays sharp all day for weeks,. makes my chef jealous :)

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