Located in Sikoku island in the Ehime prefecture, Ishizuchi started their production exactly 100 years ago, in 1920, lead by Tomika Kajiura as their founder. As many blacksmiths at the time, they first focused in Agricultural tools and equipment. Today, the fourth generation descendants, lead by Taketoshi Kajiura, is focusing exclusively on knives using the area’s craftsmen and striving to deliver high quality traditional knives at competitive prices.

Meaning “Beef knife” in Japanese, the Gyuto is the most common and basic of all knives, the Japanese version of the classic western Chef’s knife. It is used as a multi-purpose knife, suitable for meat, fish, vegetables and more. Can be used with almost all different cutting techniques.

The Ishizuchi 240mm Gyuto is the knife to go in every kitchen, home or professional. Its size is one of the best selling size in Gyutos around the world and can be used by more experienced cooks. Made using Aogami Super steel, secures a razor sharp edge as well as a long edge retention. Features a classic traditional Kurouchi / hammered finish and it is fitted with a beautiful Walnut handle suitable for all hand sizes.

Brand / Blacksmith: Ishizuchi
Series: Kurouchi Aogami Super
Knife type: Gyuto
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 247 / 395
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Kurouchi / Hammered
Steel type: Aogami Super
Forging method: San Mai (Stainless Clad)
HRC hardness: 62 – 64
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Walnut /Plywood
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 1,3 / 0,2
Blade height at heel (mm): 48
Weight (gr): 158