Kunio knives are manufactured in Echizen, the modern “knife city” of Japan. The company is run by Mr. Masutani, a 4th generation blacksmith and the brother of the owner of Ryusen Hamono, a well-known Japanese brand. Mr. Masutani exploited his more than 30 years experience in bladesmithing and decided to make knives by himself with the main goal being to produce high quality knives using the best materials at affordable prices.
Meaning “Beef knife” in Japanese, the Gyuto the most common and basic of all knives, is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It is a knife that is used as a multi-purpose knife, suitable for a wide range of tasks and with a variety of different cutting techniques. Is shaped for cutting the vast majority of meats, fishes, vegetables and fruits. Can be used with almost all different cutting techniques.
The 185mm Gyuto is an ideal chef knife for beginner cooks and people with limited kitchen space. Features a beautiful Polished pattern, VG-1 stainless steel and a western type handle in Scotch.