With a history of over 150 years, Masamoto is one of the best known and preferred brands of traditional Japanese knives in Japan and the most praised and selling among Japanese sushi chefs around the world.
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.
Masamoto VG series 180 mm Gyuto, is made from Hyper Carbon Molybdenum-Vanadium Stainless steel that combines rust resistance, sharpness and edge retention. Famous for its great balance is neither too light nor too heavy. Its western type handle is made of Polyoxymethylene Resin that gives it durability, heat & water resistance as well as antimicrobial effect. Literally, the best choice for the home cooks or professionals that prefer the western handle fitted knives. Because of its 180mm blade size, it is easy to move around and thus an excellent choice for those who have a tight workspace.
|Brand / Blacksmith:||Masamoto|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||180 / 300|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Steel type:||Hyper Molybdenum Vanadium|
|HRC hardness:||58 – 59|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Western Duracon (Synthetic)|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||1,70 / 0,50|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||44|