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Moritaka AS Gyuto 270mm
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Moritaka AS Gyuto 270mm

Item #: Moritaka-Gyuto270

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews)

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Our Price: $250.00
These knives are crafted by the skilled blacksmiths of Moritaka Hamono, a family-owned business that has been forging blades for over 700 years. The 270mm gyuto knife is a perfect example of the expertise and attention to detail that goes into each Moritaka knife.

The Aogami Super steel used in this knife is of the highest quality. It has been treated to a Rockwell hardness of 65 HRC, which allows for excellent edge retention and a very high level of sharpness. The Kurouchi finish adds a rustic aesthetic to the knife, while the symmetric convex grind and flatter edge profile make it ideal for push and pull cutting.

The knife is constructed using the traditional technique of San Mai, with a layer of Aogami Super Steel forge-welded between two layers of soft iron. The tang is made of stainless steel for added corrosion resistance. The handle is octagonal in shape and made of Magnolia wood, a traditional Japanese handle material known for its durability and beauty. The ferrule is made of buffalo horn, adding a touch of elegance to the knife. The knife has a total weight of 8 ounces, blade length of 272 mm, overall length of 431 mm, thickness at heel 4.0mm, blade height of 54.5 mm.

While not inexpensive, we believe that the level of performance, quality of steel and tradition offered by Moritaka knives make them a tremendous value. Please note that we do not have a saya for this knife. Order yours today and experience the difference in quality.

  • Blacksmith: Moritaka Hamono
  • Location: Yatsushiro Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Tang: Stainless Steel
  • Edge Grind: Even: See Choil Photo
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Handle: Magnolia Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 272 mm
  • Overall Length: 431 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 4.0 mm
  • Blade Height: 54.5 mm
  • Rockwell Hardness: 65 HRC

  • Customer Reviews


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      Fantastic Knife, April 21, 2022
    Posted By: Mike G

    This is a lot of knife for the price. I bought this knife when I was working in a Japanese kitchen to cut pumpkin for vegetables tempura. The old guy that owned the place used to pick it up and thump it and listen to the sound it made. He said very nice knife, hand made not by machines. I also used it to cut pork belly for tonkotsu ramen. I really like this knife and for the price canít recommend it highly enough. Simply Fantastic!

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      Moritaka Gyoto 270, January 4, 2018
    Posted By: Frank H. - verified customer

    Very sharp knife. Very well balanced and nimble for such a large knife. Cuts and chops with ease. This is my first Japanese knife and I am thrilled. My friend who has several quality Japanese knives, was very impressed with this knife. Excellent service from Mark at CKTG. This is truly the best place to buy kitchen knives. Thanks....

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      I love this knife., April 27, 2017
    Posted By: Thomas Hickman - verified customer

    I bought one last year and it has been well used. The edge stays sharp if taken care of and it isn't as hard to take care of as everyone put out to be on here. I wouldn't trade it for anything and it has made want to become a better chef. The only thing I can complain about if because it is so thin and carbon steel be careful of the tip. I did knock the tip off the first week. 30 bucks later it was fixed but you must be careful about that. Overall it's an amazing product highly recommended.

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      Product Review, December 7, 2012
    Posted By: mario perez - verified customer

    amazing knife!razor light for such a big knife.cutting meat,dicing veg,fileting fish.knife does it all.also own Moritaka deba.

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      Product Review, April 23, 2012
    Posted By: Erik - verified customer

    this knife is truly amazing. Both in workmanship and utility. I like this size and it's ridiculously sharp. I had the Deba by Moritaka and had to order this... this one I like even more! It's extremely wieldy despite being a large chefs knife..

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      Product Review, January 13, 2012
    Posted By: Mike H - verified customer

    An absolutely wonderful knife. The flat blade profile and gentle roughness finish makes this my everyday go-to knife in my kitchen.

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      Product Review, January 11, 2012
    Posted By: Sherms - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This knife is beautifully crafted and very hefty. I bought for two reasons- I was looking for an extremely trusty workhorse knife, and because the Kurouchi look just captivated me. (They say when you buy a knife, you're taking a piece of the craftsman's soul with you. If you don't feel it,it's not the knife for you)It's great for cutting large cuts of meat and for chopping stuff to a powder. You'll find that the tip will remain incredibly sharp. But I gave it 4 stars for the following reasons-Working in Rockpool Bar and Grill (one of Australia's best restaurants) where presentation is crucial, this knife imparts stains on the foods that are (sadly) crucial to the restaurant.These two food just happen to be lemons and spanish onions...Carbon steel's worst enemies lol.The finish on my knife began to get eaten through as the acids began to take it off. Cut 2mm slices of 40 spanish onions a day and wait for about 30mins and you will notice that the onions turn navy blue/black. The same thing happens for lemons.Sharpening wise, I put my own bevels- 13degree secondary bevels.This knife already comes with an extremely large bevel (you WILL see it) and it is advised that you first learn to sharpen knives with such high shinogi lines before you custom sharpen.One thing I did learn was that this knife does not need microbeveling. It made my herb chopping and chiffonades go to sh** when I added microbevels and all my herbs ended up bruised instead of CUT cleanly.Using a 1000grit stone took about 45mins of dedicated trial and error to get a proper edge back. I then finished it with a 4000grit JCK stone and a 5000 shapton which brought out a beautiful 'honyaki' wave-like polish which was pretty much an indication that I had hit that right sharpness.A quick test on my arm hair and a couple of knicks on my fingers proved me right.All in all, know what you are looking for before investing in a knife like this :)

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      Product Review, October 12, 2011
    Posted By: Omen Eagle - verified customer

    Love this knife, I use it every day and take it to bed with me every night! Worth every penny!!

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      Product Review, August 9, 2010
    Posted By: Evangelos - verified customer

    Beautiful, sharp, and great steel quality. Highly recommended.

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      Product Review, January 28, 2010
    Posted By: Dillard - verified customer

    I purchased this Gyuto recently and couldn't be happier! The kuro-uchi finish is nice and even but still rough enough that food does not stick. The Aogami Super blade takes an excellent edge and keeps it through hours of use. The blade has an excellent geometry and very flat blade profile which I prefer.The customer service was second to none also. My order was processed right away and arrived 3 days later.

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