If you are thinking about a good entry-level Japanese knife, at a good price, this is a screaming deal. The Tojiro Shirogami ITK 240mm Wa-Gyuto
is one of the best value knives on the website, and one of our most popular to boot. This is a carbon steel Shirogami core and Shirogami clad blade, which has a beautiful aesthetic simplicity with a matte kuruochi finish. The knife is fully reactive - so it will change color over time, and could rust if you are not careful. This gyuto
has a versatile shape for just about any cutting style, from rocking to slicing to chopping. It has a classic arc, with a generous flat spot toward the heel of the knife and a gentle curve toward the tip. For the gyuto style this knife is typically thin at around 3.92mm at the heel, with this particular knife boasting a decent distal taper toward the tip. The thin and pointed tips of gyutos make for impressive precision cuts and detail work. The blade height of this gyuto is medium height and the knife has a basic standard-sized D-shape ho wood handle with a plastic ferrule, making this knife a good choice for most hand sizes. The weight is further forward than many knives, letting the blade weight do more of the work of chopping. The blade also has a nice grind. This 240mm size of this knife is great for home cooks used to a larger knife and who have cutting real estate, and for pros who typically use 240mm or higher. Overall, this is an excellent, low-priced entry into carbon reactive Japanese knives!
Steel: Shirogami (white #2)
Height at heel: 53.25
Handle:D Shape, ho wood