If you are thinking about a good entry-level Japanese knife, at a good price, this is a screaming deal. The Tojiro Shirogami Kasumi 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 #2 core and clad with soft iron which has a beautiful kasumi finish. It's a CKTG exclusive!.
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. 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 black resin 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. Overall, this is an excellent, low-priced entry into carbon reactive Japanese knives!
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Steel: Shirogami (white #2)
Cladding: Soft Iron
Edge Length: 244mm
Height at heel: 50
Handle:D Shape, ho wood
Weight: 5.8oz / 164g
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