Muneishi Gyuto Damascus 270mm (10.6")
Muneishi Gyuto Damascus 270mm (10.6")
Muneishi Gyuto Damascus 270mm (10.6")
Muneishi Gyuto Damascus 270mm (10.6")

Muneishi

Muneishi Gyuto Damascus 270mm (10.6")

310,00€

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Muneishi Gyuto Damascus 270mm is a multi-purpose Japanese kitchen knife, suitable for preparing meat, fish and vegetables. This gyuto is kind of a 2in1 knife – its respectable length of 270mm enables it to be used as a slicer as well. It can go from chopping vegetables to slicing sashimi in no time. Not only that, but it’s also perfect for larger cuts of meat, whether that’s for trimming raw meat or slicing cooked steaks and larger roasts.

For such a large knife, it’s also quite light – meaning it will be a pleasure to use for longer periods of time and won’t really feel its size.

BLADE SHAPE:
Gyuto is the most versatile and useful blade shape in the modern kitchen. It has a wide profile for easy food transfer and tends to be fairly flat towards the heel, enabling easy and fast chopping on the cutting board. A pointed tip allows piercing and precise, delicate work. A slight curve between the tip and the midsection makes the belly great for rocking the blade back and forth when cutting. It can be used for cutting meat, fish and vegetables.

STEEL:
Aogami #2 steel is a very popular steel in Japanese knifemaking and one of the finest high-carbon steels, meaning the knives forged from it will have excellent edge retention and also sharpen very easily. At the same time, it is less resistant to corrosion, meaning the blade can develop a patina, while longer exposure to water or other corrosives could also lead to rusting. This is improved to some extent with the addition of chromium and tungsten, but it’s still a high-carbon steel that should be maintained accordingly. Aogami #2 steel is composed of carbon (C) 1.1 %, chromium (Cr) 0.5 %, manganese (Mn) 0.3%, and tungsten (W) 1.5%.

LAMINATION:
→ San-mai damascus
High-carbon steels are hard, but brittle for the same reason. This makes them more prone to breakage and chipping. To prevent that, blacksmiths sandwich the blade’s core, made from Aogami #2 steel, between two layers of softer, more corrosion resistant steels. This improves the blade’s flexibility—and most importantly with high-carbon steels—protection from corrosion and rusting too.

GEOMETRY:
It has a double bevel (symmetrical) blade..

BLADE FINISH:
The damascus pattern  has only been treated on the lower part of the blade, and there is a clear line separating it from the upper, polished part of the blade. Kanji has been hand-chiseled onto the blade.

HANDLE:
Octagonal Japanese (Wa) handle made out of rosewood is suitable for right- and left-handed individuals.

BLACKSMITH:
Muneishi smithy was founded in 1955. Hirotaka Muneishi, the second-generation knife smith, is renowned for manufacturing forestry knives such as axes and machetes for the local woodsmen. Kosuke Muneishi, the third-generation blacksmith and now the head of the company, has since branched out to making kitchen knives. He mostly uses Aogami Super steel and performs all the steps himself: tempering, forging, hammering and edging knives. His knives have very nice grinds, good profile, and are very affordable.

    Blade shape: Gyuto

    Steel type: Aogami #2

    Blade construction: San-mai / V-edge / damascus

    Hardness (HRC scale): 61-62

    Overall length: 430mm (16.9")

    Blade length: 270mm (10.6")

    Blade height: 50mm (2")

    Spine thickness: 3.3mm (0.13")

    Weight: 220g (7.8 oz)

    Handle length: 140mm (5.5")

    Handle type / wood: Japanese / Rosewood

    Kanji on the blade: "made by Muneishi" 宗石作

    Blacksmith: Muneishi

    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.

    ☝️ THIS KNIFE MAY DEVELOP PATINA

    Knives made of carbon steels can, due to their low chromium (Cr) content, discolor and develop patina. The knife is the most sensitive when it is still new and a patina had not developed yet, but later, patina will protect the blade. These types of knives require a touch more care:

    ✔ Wipe it regularly with a clean and dry cloth (you can also do this during use).
    ✔ After use, rinse it with lukewarm water and wipe it dry.
    ✔ Coat it regularly with knife maintenance oil or plain refined sunflower oil.
    ✔ Store the knife by wrapping it in paper which will absorb moisture and protect the blade.

    A patina is a thin layer that forms on the surface of oxidized steel and protects it from further oxidation. The patina should not be confused with rust. Patina protects the blade, while rust causes corrosion and deterioration of material, so it should be removed (see Rust erasers).

    → For in-depth information about patina, read our dedicated post on patina.

    GENERAL KNIFE CARE TIPS:

    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.
    ❗️A knife is a tool intended for specific use: it’s not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc. Kitchen knives are meant for preparing food.

    → For more details, read our guide on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

    🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

    SHIPPING RATES:
    - €10
    - flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
    - FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

    EXCEPTIONS:
    - United Kingdom
    - shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
    - Russia - shipping to Russia costs €40*. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.
    *or more, depending on the weight

    DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
    We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.

    DELIVERY TIME:
    - Europe:
    1-2 business days
    - US & Canada: 2-4 business days
    - Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

    RETURNS:
    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.

    📩 Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

    Customer Reviews

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    Workhorse - I could not be more pleased.

    Two weeks after its purchase the knife gets a 7 star review.
    The first 5 stars go the knife itself. At 27 cm it is perfectly designed for prep in volumes. Its length performs cuts in proteins with a single slice. It tapers beautifully from the spine to the very thin edge, and from heel to tip; the cuts are clean. It slices.
    1/3 of the edge from the heel of the blade is flat. The balance is wonderful. It chops.
    Lovely curvature of the blade from 'flat' to tip. It rocks.
    The geometry is neither nose up nor down; it follows a hybrid Sabatier design, making the tip useful.
    Aogami #2 Blue Paper steel (Hitachi Steel) takes an edge and holds it, mostly because its hardness allows for a much smaller burr at sharpening and through usage. The Sanmai construction jackets the high carbon hard steel core with layers of softer more corrosion-resistant steel. Out of the box I sharpened it up to 8000 in stages. The edge takes a superb polish.
    After two weeks of use I know that this is an outstanding tool for serious cooks. Especially at this price.
    Star #6 - Competence: This knife was bought on site at the showroom in Lubljana (we made a trip of it). I visited on a Monday morning without an appointment, accompanied by my favorite person. The reception was warm. We were met with hospitality, patience, and above all, competence. They know knives and love what they do. They know cooks and what they do. They listen. My purchase was well informed.
    Star #7 - Service : I asked for modifications (softening of the spine and tang edges, tapering of the handle). Sharp Edge was kind enough to perform them on the spot, efficiently, and exactly as I wished.
    In short, I am gaga over the knife, and could not be more pleased with Sharp Edge's service. Thanks guys, see you again next year!
    B.

    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.

    Express Worldwide shipping

    10€ flat rate with DHL Express.
    Free on orders over 300€.

    No Duties & Fees

    We cover any import fees, worldwide.
    All prices are final, tax included.

    Easy Returns

    Something not OK? You have 30 days to return it, no questions asked.

    Attentive support

    Get in touch, we usually respond within a few hours.

    Customer Reviews

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    Workhorse - I could not be more pleased.

    Two weeks after its purchase the knife gets a 7 star review.
    The first 5 stars go the knife itself. At 27 cm it is perfectly designed for prep in volumes. Its length performs cuts in proteins with a single slice. It tapers beautifully from the spine to the very thin edge, and from heel to tip; the cuts are clean. It slices.
    1/3 of the edge from the heel of the blade is flat. The balance is wonderful. It chops.
    Lovely curvature of the blade from 'flat' to tip. It rocks.
    The geometry is neither nose up nor down; it follows a hybrid Sabatier design, making the tip useful.
    Aogami #2 Blue Paper steel (Hitachi Steel) takes an edge and holds it, mostly because its hardness allows for a much smaller burr at sharpening and through usage. The Sanmai construction jackets the high carbon hard steel core with layers of softer more corrosion-resistant steel. Out of the box I sharpened it up to 8000 in stages. The edge takes a superb polish.
    After two weeks of use I know that this is an outstanding tool for serious cooks. Especially at this price.
    Star #6 - Competence: This knife was bought on site at the showroom in Lubljana (we made a trip of it). I visited on a Monday morning without an appointment, accompanied by my favorite person. The reception was warm. We were met with hospitality, patience, and above all, competence. They know knives and love what they do. They know cooks and what they do. They listen. My purchase was well informed.
    Star #7 - Service : I asked for modifications (softening of the spine and tang edges, tapering of the handle). Sharp Edge was kind enough to perform them on the spot, efficiently, and exactly as I wished.
    In short, I am gaga over the knife, and could not be more pleased with Sharp Edge's service. Thanks guys, see you again next year!
    B.