Tsunehisa Gyuto Damascus AUS-10 210mm (8.3")
A visually striking knife that feels supremely light in your hand! Gyuto stands for “beef sword” in Japanese and was initially used to cut meat. Today, Gyuto, i.e., the Japanese answer to the European chef’s knife, is one of the most indispensable knives in a kitchen and can do just about everything, obviously also cut a large chunk of beef. The knife has a double-bevel blade and is suitable for both right- and left-handed users. It is also very thin and nimble, and thus unsuitable for cutting hard or frozen food or for boning.
The knife sports suminagashi finish, a classic Japanese technique used to create the impression of marbling on paper. In this case, it was used on steel and the result are unique knives with a swirling, marble-like look.
There is not a chef or a cook that would not enjoy holding the octagonal handle of this light-weight and beautiful knife. The handle is made of a dark and sturdy rosewood and has a light brown pakka ferrule.
The blade is made from stainless AUS-10 steel, which makes its maintenance a breeze. Do not wash it in a dishwasher, but rather wash it by hand, wipe with a dry cloth, and then store it in a saya or sheath or display it on a magnetic knife holder to revel in its looks.
Due to the choice of materials and precise final treatment of the blade by hand, the blade is simple to maintain, retains its edge for a very long time and is perfect for sharpening on water stones.
Suitable for first-time buyers of a Japanese kitchen knife. It can also serve as a wonderful gift!
Tsunehisa knives are a brand that combines a variety of high-quality knives from various knife centers of Japan such as Tosa, Seki, and Sakai. Their philosophy is that each region has its own steel and different manufacturing processes. For example, Tosa is best known for its Ginsanko and Aus-8 steels, Seki is famous for making excellent blades from the V-Gold group of steels, and Sakai for its single beveled Honyaki knives.
Blade shape: Gyuto
Steel type: AUS-10
Hardness (HRC scale): 60
Overall length: 350mm (13.8")
Blade length: 210mm (8.3")
Blade height: 46mm (1.8")
Spine thickness: 1.60mm (0.1")
Weight: 120g (4.2 oz)
Handle length: 125mm (4.9")
Handle type / wood: Japanese / Rosewood
Kanji on the blade:
Location of the smithy: TOSA / Kōchi Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.
→ For more details, read our guide
on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
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