The Shosui series, created by Yaxell, is recognized for its exceptional craftsmanship in producing high-quality kitchen knives in Seki, Japan. These knives possess a captivating design with Damascus layers artfully melded onto a VG10 core, complemented by a stylish handle. Not only are these knives incredibly sharp, but they also offer a comfortable black pakkawood grip, eliminating the need for frequent oiling and waxing.
Gyutos are know 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.