Masamoto VG 180mm Gyuto. This knife was rated #1 Hybrid Chef’s Knife by Cook’s Illustrated Magazine in a survey of top brands. These knives have excellent edge retention and combine the sharpness of carbon steel with superior corrosion resistance. The comfortable Duracon resin handles are anti-bacterial and easy to the touch. They endow these knives with a light and balanced feel.
The 180mm gyuto is a perfect size chef knife for all uses and spaces: not too big, not too small. The blade comes sharpened to fine 70/30 edge. The blade height is generous for a 180mm knife, which gives that extra bit of finger clearance without the penalty of too much bulk. We really like the grinds on the blades of Masamoto knives which contribute to their exceptional precision and speed. This is one of the most popular sized gyutos made by one of the most popular Japanese knife makers worldwide.