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Makoto White #2 Gyuto 240mm
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Makoto White #2 Gyuto 240mm

Item #: MakotoWhite2-Gyuto240

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews)

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Our Price: $199.95
We have just started working with talented blacksmith Makoto Kurasaki directly. He and younger brother, Yu, have been making blades under the tutelage of their famous mentor, Hiroshi Kato. The first batch of blades we received were met with positive reviews from our customers, so we are really happy to be able to add this new 240mm gyuto to the line-up.

The knife, like its brethren, is made from Shirogami #2 steel. This is one of the most popular steels in the kitchen knife world. It is renowned for taking a really fine edge and ability to reach good harness levels while not becoming brittle. The inner core, or hagane, is clad using the san-mai method of covering each side of the jigane but not wrapping over the spine. The cladding is stainless steel with a kurouchi finish. This aids with maintenance and looks great! The kurouchi ends half way down the blade where a lovely sand blasted finish is applied revealing the White # 2 cutting edge. Speaking of which, we must mention the outstanding grinds given to these knives. They are as good or better than knives costing many times more than these. Outstanding!

The fit and finish is also as good as the bestóbeautifully polished spine and choil. The attractive package is completed with a really well made rosewood and pakka wood octagonal handle. We highly recommend this knife from Makato Kurosaki.

  • Brand: Makoto
  • Blacksmith: Makoto Kurosaki
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Method: Hammer Forged
  • Quenching: Water Quenched
  • HRC: 62+-
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Edge Steel: Shirogami #2 (White #2)
  • Cladding: Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakkawood
  • Edge Length: 245mm
  • Height: 52mm
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Photo)
  • Weight: 6.9oz

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Can't get much better, June 11, 2020
    Posted By: Christopher Miller

    This should be a very talked about knife. Killer grind. Wicked sharp. Nice taper. Thin tip. Mega polished spine and choil. Nice choil profile. Figured redwood handle. Stick shift Porsche fun!!! Real chiseled kanji and a higher hrc and this could be a $400 knife all day!

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    5  Exceeds expectations, July 4, 2019
    Posted By: Greg Nimchuk - verified customer

    I bought the 210 a year or so ago and found that I kept reaching for it. Sharp OOTB, long lasting edge, easy to sharpen, fit and finish perfect and at a price point that was unbelievable for the quality of the knife. At some point, I decided it was a no brainer to get the 240 when they became available again, and I'm very glad I did.

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    5  Aesthetically pleasing and high performance, September 27, 2018
    Posted By: Trenton Hyer - verified customer

    I bought this as a first foray into Japanese knives. I mean to compare it to my older German knives, but it's been difficult because the Makoto is so much fun to use. Takes a very sharp edge without an apparent sacrifice in durability - thinness behind the edge is exactly where I want it and yet it doesn't feel so thin that I'm afraid to take it through high-density product.

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    5  Fantastic Buy, March 3, 2018
    Posted By: Jeff B - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Exceptional price for a knife this nice. Steel has an excellent heat treatment for white steel. Takes a screaming edge with minimal effort and edge retention is very respectable. Has a high grind that is very thin behind the edge with a solid spine that makes this knife just fall through product. Cuts like a laser but has a very confident feel. Handle is above average for stock and the fit and finish is excellent. Food release is average but I expect that to improve with use as the kurouchi finish smooths down some.

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    5  Like its more every day, December 9, 2017
    Posted By: Geoff - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    The longer I own this knife thew less I reach for other ones. Beautiful finish for such a relatively inexpensive knife. The handle seems to be sealed, so I haven't had any worries about sanitation or rust issues with the tang. Actually I haven't had any issues with rustler staining. The knife is used daily in a banquet kitchen, and so far has held up very well, and is much easier to maintain than I would have imagined. With a few strokes on my 2000 grit splash-and-go stone it is ready for business, and with a bit more time invested, it becomes sharper than any knife I've ever owned. Plows right through cases of zucchini, giant tubs of raw chicken breasts, piles of onions, etc. It also takes any remaining pith off orange peel, leaving only a paper-thin outer layer. The only thing i won't use to for is hacking through bones, for that use the cheap house knives my employer provides.

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    5  "Smitten ", July 30, 2017
    Posted By: Bill - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Another owner of this knife used the description."smitten " and that perfectly describes my feelings. If one wanted just one knife in the 200.00 plus budget range I would consider this at the top of the list. Comes screaming sharp. Laser behind the edge and a strong spine to feel like a workhorse and have enough heft without too much weight for the blade to fall through product. Visually, a graceful knife with excellent F&F. Food release is good. No sticksion. Awesome on soft and dense produce. Distal taper makes for super easy horizontal cuts. Handle is great. Nothing not to like. The price is unexpectedly on the low end.

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