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Yahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm Walnut
Yahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm Walnut Yahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm WalnutYahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm WalnutYahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm Walnut
Yahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm Walnut Yahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm WalnutYahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm WalnutYahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm Walnut

Yahiko VG-10 Gyuto 210mm Walnut

Item #: YVG-G210

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews)

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Our Price: $89.95
Tojiro makes these excellent knives for us using our Yahiko brand name. 210mm gyutos occupy the short end of the gyuto range and as such are perfect for those with smaller hands or restricted work areas. The shorter dimensions also make it a good all-around knife, able to deal with both larger ingredients as well as small items and intricate cutting and slicing techniques.

This is the same knife as the stock 210mm gyuto blade with a different handle on it to give you a choice of color. These are available in limited quantities only. This knife is fitted with a traditional walnut octagonal handle and maple wood ferrule.

Yahiko knives are made in Sanjo City, Japan, to our specifications using a variety of steels. The 210mm gyuto featured here is stamped from VG-10 stainless steel which has been heat treated to 60 Rockwell.

VG10 is a highly regarded stainless alloy used by many top knife manufacturers. This steel offers good corrosion and wear resistance while still retaining the ability to produce a very sharp edge. The edge bevel is 50/50, so this gyuto works equally well for a right- or left-handed user. It is a good choice for first time Japanese knife buyers who are intimidated by high carbon steels. It is also really competitively priced for those looking to enter this specialized field.

This is one of our top recommendations in the entry level Japanese knife arena.

  • Brand: Yahiko
  • Location: Sanjo, Japan
  • Construction: Stamped, San Mai
  • Type: Gyuto
  • Steel: VG-10 Stainless
  • HRC: 60
  • Edge Length: 210mm
  • Blade Height: 45mm
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Weight: 5.3oz
  • Spine Thickness: 2.3mm
  • Handle: Stabilized Walnut Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Stabilized Maple

  • Customer Reviews


    8 review(s) WRITE A REVIEW (Reviews are subject to approval)
      Scary sharp, June 4, 2020
    Posted By: SC - verified customer

    My first real chefs knife, I went with this one since it seemed to be a good price point to try a real knife and learn to care for it. The video makes it seem like you can't expect much from it and it's overly thick. Well it's the sharpest knife I've ever used and won't be going back to cheap knives ever again. I thought I might upgrade some day but I don't think I'll ever need more knife than this. I need to get used to how sharp the corner is because that's where I keep cutting myself picking it up or drying. Just a gentle tap and instant bleeding. I used a mystery oil on the handle and that looks real nice.

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      Great house knife, December 13, 2019
    Posted By: David - verified customer

    I can't speak for how the knife performs in a commercial kitchen setting, but it does a great job at home. The blade is slightly thicker than most gyutos, but just as sharp. The fit and finish of the knife is what you would expect at this price point. The wooden handle came unfinished (as most wa handles do). I coated it with a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax to make it food safe and allow the walnut wood to really shine. Overall a great looking knife to have in your home kitchen or to give as a gift.

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      Great knife! , October 19, 2019
    Posted By: Zach Lynch - verified customer

    I have a lot of friends with pretty
    Nice knives but this is a great knife at a great price! Sharp out of the box and holds a great edge with minimal Stropping. Used my Boos block oil and cream on the handle and now it feels even softer with a nice rich color change. Overall very pretty knife and cuts really well!

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      Awesome Knife, March 1, 2019
    Posted By: Marty Jones - verified customer

    Beautiful, sharp and comfortable!

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      Nice knife, May 6, 2017
    Posted By: Eric L - verified customer

    For the price this is a very good knife. Awesome looking with the octagonal handle, got mine in rosewood! I have been using it on and off at work for prep and on the line. It is a bit too thick, certain foods wedged more than others. I found delicate work like shallots to be difficult with this knife, as the tip does not thin out much. I feel like after a good amount of sharpening it would perform better.Overall it's a nice addition and works great for most tasks

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      Great line knife!, April 29, 2017
    Posted By: Bill Bro - verified customer

    I had a hard time believing that this knife was priced at $89.95. Excellent handle with a little grit to it so it's easy to hold without slipping. Nice workhorse grind so it holds it's edge very well during long shifts. Fantastic value!!!

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      Yahiko 210 vg10 gyuto, April 28, 2017
    Posted By: Vincent huynh - verified customer

    Fit and finish are perfectly acceptable. No major grievances overall but the blade is a bit on the thick side. Especially that it is thick immediately behind cutting bevel. Not much flex at ALL in the length. Which I wouldnt want much of but this feels more like a German chef knife in that regard. Edge came sharp but only just. Overall shape of belly and top spine dropping to point is also very wide and almost blunt at tip end. I would also say not very good hand clearance from board on the 210mm version. If you have slightly large hands go up to the 240mm for more knuckle clearance. Vg10 steel is still respectable and easy to get fine edge. Stainless property is very good. Handle material I purchased was walnut I believe. Looks good feels ok. Overall this thing is chunky and not nimble in any way. But for 90 bucks a pretty good starter tool I would say. Maybe pass it on to a line cook who needs a nice tool. For the money just get something like a suisin inox instead.

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      Punches above i[a-z]'[a-z] weight class, April 7, 2017
    Posted By: James B - verified customer

    For the money the performance far outweighs its low price. I have some knives in the 600.00 range and up but I find my self reaching for this more often than not. It truly is above beginners knife. Just because of the low price this knife is far from cheap.

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