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Moritaka AS Gyuto 240mm
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Moritaka AS Gyuto 240mm

Item #: Moritaka-Gyuto240

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews)

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Our Price: $220.00
Moritaka Hamono has been crafting swords since the 13th century and has been making kitchen cutlery for five generations. The longevity of the brand is a testament to the quality of their knives, the tradition of which is tangible the instant you pick one up. Moritaka’s Supreme series offers handcrafted knives containing a core of Aogami Super steel forged with a soft iron cladding and a beautiful kurouchi finish. Kurouchi not only provides a very singular aesthetic to these blades, but protects the cladding from corrosion and rusting.

Moritaka knives feel at once both substantial yet nimble in the hand and are crafted with a compound/convex grind that does a remarkable job separating ingredients. The highlight of this series of hand forged knives is the core steel. Taken up to 65 HRC, the Aogami Super in these blades is a thing of beauty. Able to handle incredible levels of refinement and steep edges, the steel just feels downright sexy. Edge retention is superb and durability is very high. To own this 240mm gyuto is to participate in a centuries old tradition of Japanese blade-craft at its finest. Please note Moritaka is now sending us ho wood octagonal handles on this knife as pictured.

  • 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: Ho Wood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
  • Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Blade Length: 242mm
  • Overall Length: 400mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.9mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 49mm
  • Edge Hardness: 65 HRC

  • Customer Reviews


    31 review(s) WRITE A REVIEW (Reviews are subject to approval)
      Great knife, August 6, 2022
    Posted By: Ryan Gagnard

    Love the traditional look. This knife performs great. The thin spine and light weight make it my go to knife.

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      An Amazing Knife, March 31, 2021
    Posted By: Jonathan Skiles

    This is my second knife from CNTG. I am extremely happy with the purchase. It is a dream to work with and cuts through vegetables with no effort at all. It will be a knife I use and treasure for the rest of my life. I am an avid home cook, not a professional chef, but this would be a solid pick for anyone who appreciates a quality knife in the kitchen.

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      Moritaka par excellence!, February 18, 2021
    Posted By: David

    This is an amazing blade. This is my first foray into artisan Japanese knives and felt like a family with a 700+ year history is a good bet. Knife really feels alive in the hand, like it has its own spirit. It's my first experience with Aogami super and I am very impressed...Moritaka's are probably best value you can get with this premium steel. I've had it over a month and with regular use, I haven't noticed any significant change to sharpness with just regular stropping. Also less reactive than I was expecting, but I'm also pretty good with keeping the knife dry and away from acid. I find the buffalo horn ferrule to be a significant upgrade to a standard pakka wood that you get with a lot of other makers... just feels more luxurious to the touch - especially in a pinch grip. One thing to note is that this blade does have quite a pronounced "hard stop" at the end of the rocking motion. This was made quite clear in the review video but I didn't fully realize it until I started using it. If you are more of a smooth fluid rocker you might want to reconsider. I have this blade and an Anryu blade that has a much more fluid rocking profile and switch between them depending on mood. Overall, just fantastic. CKTG customer service is A++

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      Beautiful Gyuto!, January 11, 2021
    Posted By: Tom Hyde - verified customer

    Everything I thought it would be, love the look and functionality. Sharpening service was awesome to get the edge were I wanted it and with just a little maintenance it has stayed super sharp. Getting the Petty next!

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      Very Sharp!, December 27, 2020
    Posted By: Robin K - verified customer

    Excellent knife. Very sharp and excellent quiality.

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      Amazing knife. Equally amazing service., January 10, 2020
    Posted By: Adam - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This knife is a functional work of art. Impressive in all ways. Enough said. CKTG is who deserves the highest praise in regard to down-to-earth customer care and service. I saved up my money and purchased this beautiful knife for my wife as a Christmas gift only to have the package stolen off my front porch following delivery. It's sad to know that a dishonest thief is walking around with such an incredible product of handmade care and love, and I truly feel for the thief as such a negative act will undoubtedly result in bad karma for this poor person. I immediately notified CKTG and was promptly contacted by an extremely nice woman named Susan who worked diligently to resolve the situation. Unfortunately we were unable to located the package and confirmed that it was indeed stolen. Susan compassionately offered to send another one at no charge, and I cannot thank her enough. It is apparent that CKTG is a company that prides themselves in providing quality products to people that appreciate Old World craftsmanship and attention to detail, and I truly believe this carries over into the business itself. Thank you CKTG, best wishes, and happy new year. -Adam

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      Best Knife, February 25, 2018
    Posted By: Kiril - verified customer

    The knife was shipped few hours after order, arrived quickly, perfect condition.The knife itself is a piece of art. Very sharp. Needs following instructions for washing, drying, storing to prevent rust.

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      Beautiful, January 6, 2018
    Posted By: Nathaniel Gunnulfsen - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I'll start by stating this is a review for cooks. Folks working in the food industry day in and day out. I've been working in the industry for 9 years and am currently working as a sous in an upscale bistro (Not trying to brag, just want to offer some perspective). I purchased this knife about two months ago and am incredibly happy with it. It's not only a work of art but it performs even better than it looks. It is perfectly balanced, separates ingredients like a dream, and takes a wicked edge on a set of stones with little to no effort. With that being said, I do feel it important to state: THIS KNIFE IS NOT BOMB PROOF. A lot of the comments on here, and even the description make it sound like this knife will handle anything you throw a it. This is not true.Overall I certainly will not deny, this is a very durable blade, and with proper care, I am certain I will last a lifetime. However, it has a super thin edge that will not handle anything more than hard cheeses. Even these you should be very careful with. The knife itself comes with a packet warning you not to use it on frozen foods, or items such as butternut squash. One evening before service I had taken this knife to a whole salmon, during which I put it through a couple pin bones. I was discouraged to discover that even this was enough to chip the edge in several spots. I'll admit some of this disappointment was due to my ignorance, but I do feel a portion of it was also due to misleading reviews and descriptions. This knife will not be your universal tool or work horse and replace most other knives. You'll still need a beater for your dirty work, and for harder/tougher items.With that being said, please do not let this review discourage you from purchasing this knife, or others of the same brand. Even after chipping it, I was able to take it to a diamond stone, remove the chips, and take it to some finer stones for an edge you wouldn't believe. This is not only an instrument of precision and beauty, this is a piece of history. Just make sure you do your homework and understand everything that goes into caring for a knife such as this. I know I didn't. P.S. Mark and the rest of the crew at CKTG are par none. You can rest assured that in purchasing this knife, as well as anything else from this site, you will receive the best customer service out there and then some. If you have any questions, or even special requests, don't be afraid to reach out to them and ask.

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      sharpness, September 21, 2017
    Posted By: jesus salazar - verified customer

    i been using this knife for more thank 6 months i havent its wow like amazong knife the latina the sharpness it get on the stone its really amazing love it, i own two moritaka this one 240 and a 210 and wow its just amazing knife scary sharp

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      Awesome blade, July 15, 2017
    Posted By: Tyler Whetstine - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    TThis is an awesome knife, I have been putting it through its paces in a pro kitchen and it keeps up with anything I put in front of it. The edge retention is other worldly and the distal taper is on point. It is a light knife but has some blade forward weight. That combined with the profile make it an amazing chopper. The KU finish on mine is holding up fine. I'm starting to get a few faded spots but I've been using it for almost 2 months now. I love this knife.

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      A must in any chef's bag, February 2, 2017
    Posted By: Dustin Schneider - verified customer

    I didn't know if this knife was going to be worth it and 230 dollars is a lot to sell out but just like a craftsman your tool need to be the right one for the job. This is the right knife for most jobs, I say this because it is reactive but I have not noticed to much of a problem. I say this knife is worth every penny you can spend on it! It was sharp when I got it but I wanted to make it razor sharp so I had to put it on the stone for a while but it came out very well. I can say more good things but you probably already get the point. A must have! I am going to get the 270 mm next check.

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      Excellent first impression, December 23, 2016
    Posted By: Vincent van der Heijden - verified customer

    This is the first Japanese knife that I have ever purchased. I've been using Wusthoff Ikon knives for years, which are great and durable but not nearly as effective as this Gyuto. It also looks super cool!

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      Product Review, May 5, 2015
    Posted By: Tang - verified customer

    Nice packaging with leaflet about the history about Moritaka. OOTB the blade was impressively sharp. Agree that the knife feels solid yet nimble. The kurouchi finish is lovely. Textured and almost silken but does not suffer from food sticking. Really impressed with grind on this. Very well made with a great finish

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      Product Review, April 26, 2014
    Posted By: Jason Lin - verified customer

    Really nice package, the knife is really sharp. When I did the flowing test with the paper, this knife performed really well. However, I do need to point out some miner issue. First, I have to say the Aogami Super Steel is super good, but I found a little rust spot on the blade. Note that it is really normal. Please make sure that you buy the oil to protect the knife ASAP. Overall quality is unbelievable.

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      Product Review, April 22, 2014
    Posted By: Matt - verified customer

    Great balance, retains its edge well, and is a workhorse in the kitchen. Very pleased with this purchase.

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      Product Review, March 22, 2014
    Posted By: steve - verified customer

    great knife. sharp OOTB.

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      Product Review, January 10, 2014
    Posted By: B. Cheung - verified customer

    The spine thickness is a bit too thin for this length. I've bought a Moritaka Nakiri 165mm before and I love it with its beautiful rosewood handle.

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      Product Review, January 10, 2014
    Posted By: Aaron Paul - verified customer

    I am extremely please with this purchase. I have been putting off buying another chef's knife for quite a while and spent a long time deciding which one to buy. This knife is very sharp out of the box. The handle is even nicer than it appears on the webpage. It has a little more weight to it than my other Japanese knives, which I like. The balance point is exactly at the pinch grip point. Helpful and super fast, personable service from the team at CKTG. Ordered late Wednesday night, shipped Thursday and was delivered from WI to TX on Friday before noon! Great knife and fantastic company. This knife is absolutely worth the money.

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      Product Review, January 9, 2014
    Posted By: Bryan - verified customer

    I picked this knife up from them and i have used it for one day at work so far. Its pretty amaz-balls.

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      Product Review, September 25, 2013
    Posted By: Jake - verified customer

    If you're looking for a great work horse this one will treat you well. great edge retention and quite easy to sharpen. its hefty and feels substantial in the hand.

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      Product Review, August 27, 2013
    Posted By: Richard Adams - verified customer

    After using this knife for almost nine months I find it a real workhorse and a pleasure to use. The steel is almost magical. It holds an incredible keen, and durable, edge. I had some chips that were probably my fault but when I starting sharpening they went away very rapidly. How is that possible? I thought that the steel would be very hard to sharpen since it held such a great edge ?.not so! Usually hard steel is hard to sharpen. I love this knife!

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      Product Review, February 22, 2012
    Posted By: Stephen - verified customer

    This is a truly impressive knife. After many hours of research, I went with the Moritaka gyuto and I can hardly say anything negative about it. The blade geometry is excellent and the knife is balanced right where my thumb and pointer pinch the blade, making all all kinds of cutting projects feel easy and natural. The knife seriously feels like an extension of my hand. The cutting edge was very sharp right out of the box, but I spent twenty minutes on the stone with it and took it to the next level. That was about a month ago and I haven't had to sharpen again, and I use that knife in a professional kitchen 5 days a week. I just steel it when I come in in the morning and when I get off, and it keeps laser sharp.And gosh, this knife is pretty as a picture.The only trouble I have had is a finicky kurouchi. Slicing baby green plantains took off an unfortunate amount of the black finish, and a few other items have caused similar problems - granny smith apples and lotus root off the top of my head. I think it is rigid high acid foods that do it. So now, my kurouchi has a distinct streak pattern in the middle. But everything else about the knife has been so wonderful, I can't bring myself to take off a star. The octagon handle looks and feels great, the knife is lightweight, nimble, well balanced, and incredibly sharp, and the other sous chef in kitchen reminds me almost daily how jealous he is of my Moritaka knives.And the service and shipping were impeccable. Bravo.

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      Product Review, October 15, 2011
    Posted By: Aaron - verified customer

    My second Moritaka and I love it just as much as my other. This thing takes a beating and keep on coming back for seconds. Even with a 15-20k polish on a natural stone the edge will still last a good while. It sharpens with ease and the edge holding is out of this world. Only draw back if the handle for a right handed person but for the steel it's easily over looked. And the usual great service from Mark.

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      Product Review, December 13, 2010
    Posted By: Doug Morton - verified customer

    Great bargain! In general Moritaka knives are an outstanding buy. This Gyuto ranks very high in workmanship, balance, and a very sharp edge out of the box. Real joy to use.

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      Product Review, July 12, 2010
    Posted By: David - verified customer

    This was my first purchase from and so far it has been great. This knife is awesome! I have used it daily for the last few weeks and there has been nothing it has not sailed through: honeydew melon, onions, carrots, celery, and squash all are sliced, diced, and minced with ease. I have never owned a knife that was this sharp before and has maintained its sharpness for so long. The finish is spectacular and must be seen in person to truly appreciate it. Anyone who is looking for a trusty blade can stop with this knife, it is sharp, durable, and beautiful. A true gem in any collection.

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      Product Review, June 13, 2010
    Posted By: T. Gray - verified customer

    Well crafted. Exceptionally sharp, and easy to maintain. Excellent customer service. I often use this knife even when a much smaller knife would suffice.

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      Product Review, April 27, 2010
    Posted By: Paul - verified customer

    I've been using this knife for about 2 weeks now, and what can I say, this knife is a beauty. Edges are still razor-sharp and cuts everything like butter. The Kurouchi finish is much smoother than the Tanakas I have and the water-resistant rosewood handle is one of the best I've seen. My friends tell me I'm obsessed and I think that summarizes my experience very well.

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      Product Review, April 14, 2010
    Posted By: Paul - verified customer

    Products: Probably the best line of selection found in North America.Pricing: Slightly more expensive than some eBay vendors, but considering international shipping and customs, the prices are great.Shipping: Order shipped out within 2 hours. What more can I say! Free shipping is definitely lucrative.Customer care: Responsive and professional vendor. His participation in online forums adds elements of personality and approachability.Overall: 5/5

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      Product Review, February 2, 2010
    Posted By: John Armour - verified customer

    I had the oppurtunity to use this knife for week and thought I would share my impressions of it.Out of the box the edge was pretty sharp and would shave hair. However, I am a little off center so of course I sharpened it up to a 10k edge. A couple of notes this is Aogami Super steel and takes an edge really nicely so it isn't a total pain to sharpen and a knife of this style (rustic) is not flawless and does have some imperfections. I think the rewards of how sharp and how wicked they look make up for the short falls ever so small that they are to me. I did need (rather wanted )to flatten the bevels just because I am compulsive that way and so I started with the fron side and went to grinding it didnt go too bad I have worked on much more diffacult knives for sure. So I guess long story short the knife is worth the moeny and effort but this is not a pristine show piece and is a knife that is built to be used and will reward you for such treatment !

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      Product Review, January 31, 2010
    Posted By: Michael Bartley - verified customer

    This is an EXCELLENT knife. It comes sharp out of the box and cuts with no friction or wedging of the blade. The edge retention is great, and it takes an edge well. No complaints on this knife at all. Also the customer service through ChefknivestoGo is second to none. Mark was extremely helpful and made sure I had everything I needed to make my experience a great one. I would definitely recommend this product and this business to all of my friends and colleagues. Thanks for reading

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      Product Review, January 14, 2010
    Posted By: Michael Bartley - verified customer

    I purchased this knife last week and it is AMAZING. It was sharp right out of the box. It is comfortable in the hand and very well balanced. Also the customer service with this company is top notch. Such a great company with great products. Not only will I continue to purchase from them, but I will recommend it to all of my chef friends.

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