The Yahiko AUS8 Gyuto 240mm is a classic rendition of a standard gyuto featuring a western full tang design. This type of knife rules supreme in many professional kitchens around the world. The size and shape make it a universal cutting tool adept at most tasks and processes.
This well-made knife is of a medium weight that exhibits a stiff and controlled feel. The blade has a cutting edge length of 244mm coupled to a generous 51mm blade height at the heel. This is a well-proportioned 240 with a thin spine that tapers to a very nicely ground thin tip. Users of various cutting persuasions will find much to admire and enjoy in this knife.
The blade is made from a stainless steel called AUS8. This metal is made in Japan by the Aichi Steel Corporation and is similar to 440 steels in many regards. This high-grade chromium steel possesses the perfect blend of toughness and strength, edge holding ability, resistance to corrosion, and cost. The blade is fashioned with a full tang and bolster which support the black micarta handle scales. It is well balanced and easy to use over long prep sessions. At its competitive pricing, this would make a perfect line knife or entry point into the world of Japanese kitchen cutlery.
Blade Length: 242 mm
Blade Height: 49 mm
Spine Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 8.3 oz
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