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Masutani VG1 Gyuto 180mm
Masutani VG1 Gyuto 180mm Masutani VG1 Gyuto 180mmMasutani VG1 Gyuto 180mm
Masutani VG1 Gyuto 180mmMasutani VG1 Gyuto 180mmMasutani VG1 Gyuto 180mm

Masutani VG1 Gyuto 180mm

Item #: MVRED-G180

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

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Our Price: $80.00
Our third addition to the new Masutani knife line is this great mini gyuto. Masutani is a small blacksmith shop located in Echizen in the Fukui Prefecture. They are a new addition to our ever growing catalog of kitchen knives and they are gaining favorable reviews from our customers. This great looking gyuto is a perfect knife for home cooks or pro chefs seeking a blade that is easy to use and maintain.

The knife featured here is made from VG1 stainless steel. It is a close cousin to the very popular VG-10 steel found in many commercial kitchen knives made by the “big boys” of the Japanese knife industry. Unlike VG-10, VG1 contains nickel. However, the steel properties are very similar to VG-10 with maybe slightly less stain resistance but just as much durability and ease of sharpening. The inner core is clad in a softer stainless steel which helps protect the VG1 steel while increasing the stain resistance of the blade. The cladding receives a very attractive hammered finish which, together with the lovely yo-style Western handle made from a single piece of rosewood, creates a very attractive package.

The shorter length of this gyuto is perfectly suited to chefs working with smaller ingredients or in restricted spaces. It is also a good length for novice knife users to hone their cutting skills. The reduced length also makes for a very rigid blade that feels quick and precise in use.

  • Blacksmith: Masutani
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Construction: Laser Cut, San Mai
  • Cladding: Hammered Stainless
  • Edge Steel: VG1 Stainless
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Handle: Yo (Western) Single Piece Rosewood
  • Weight: 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Blade Length: 187 mm
  • Total Length: 314 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 1.9 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.3 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    4  MASUTSNI GYUTO, March 3, 2021
    Posted By: Bryce Blick - verified customer

    For the price this knife is stupendous, it's very sharp out of the box and incredibly thin. The handle is beautiful as is the rest of the finishing. I would definitely recommend this over and over again as an entry in to japanese knives.

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    5  Nice, January 4, 2021
    Posted By: A - verified customer

    Very nice much like

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    5  Two Thumbs Up, May 27, 2020
    Posted By: Thomas Brewster - verified customer

    Top notch customer service! Could not be happier.

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    4  Great knives, April 24, 2018
    Posted By: Amy - verified customer
    5 people found this review helpful

    Great knife, razor sharp. I like how nimble this knife is. However, like the video describes it is more like a santoku than a gyuto. It blazes through veg fast. Its nimble, beautify made and sharpens easily. However it may not replace a gyuto. The tip is a bit tall to get under silver skin when cleaning meats.

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