Minamo-Kaze Gyuto 210mm
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Knife Style: Gyuto
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Blade Material: High Carbon Stainless Steel
Blade Finish: Damascus (63 Layers)
Blade Hardness: 60HRC (+/-1)
Handle: Red Plywood
Bolster: Black Micarta Ring
Blade Size: 210mm
Proudly made in Seki city, Japan, this knife comes in a deluxe wooden box and has the option to come with a traditional Japanese "Aka-Ishime" finished blade saya.
The series name "Minamo-kaze" means bleeze on water surface in English. The attractive matte white Damascus blade looks like breeze on water surface.. Composed from 63 layers of Damascus with a high speed powder steel core and a sharp edge finished by skilled craftsmen from Seki city.
Gyutos are known as the only knife needed in the kitchen. The blades typically range from 210mm to 270mm in length and are appreciated for their taller heel. Gyuto’s are a great option for most as they have a reasonably flat profile toward the heel for chopping, a belly toward the tip of the blade for rock cutting, and a pointed tip for precision work. which is why many chefs prefer a Gyuto over many other models.
While often similar in shape when compared to Western chef knives, Japanese Gyuto’s have a reputation for being lighter and thinner.