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 magnolia wood octagonal handle and marbled buffalo horn ferrule. Each one is unique.
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 steel. 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.
Location: Sanjo, Japan
Construction: Stamped, San Mai
Steel: VG-10 Stainless
Edge Length: 210mm
Blade Height: 45mm
Edge Grind: Even
Spine Thickness: 2.3mm
Handle: Urushi Lacquer Finish Over Oak. Octagonal
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