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8-1/4-inch Gyuto knife--Japanese version of chef's knife for cutting and slicing meats, fish, and vegetables
Made in Japan to time-honored standards and exacting detail
Blade constructed of Japanese 420 series stainless steel for excellent resistance to rust and corrosion; double-ground edge retains its sharpness
Double-riveted, ergonomically designed wood handle in black
Hand wash only; sharpen with whetstone
Kotobuki knives are made in Japan where knives are made for a specific use and purpose with a unique shape. These knives have a high quality stainless blade that keeps it's edge and is easy to clean. Gyutou, a long double-edged knife which is similar in shape to a Chef's knife. Use for cutting and slicing meats, fish, and vegetables. Blade length: 8-1/4-inch Hand wash with a mild detergent and wipe dry. Sharpen with a whetstone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I like the knife just fine, it's for work so I didn't want anything too fancy. Seems defect free, the wooden handle is on the light side, but it's bolstered so the balance isn't too off center. Comes sharpened. I think it fits well in my large to average hand. If anything it would be small. As of now it does seem a little better than what I expected for the price. If this wasn't my third chef's knife, I would be a little bit more generous in my review. I have a nice Carbon Steel and another I generally keep at home, but they are also much more expensive. It's held it's edge for a couple weeks, and it's much nicer using this than anything work provides and they have theirs sharpened weekly. Hopefully some of the other chef's will see me using it, copy me, or borrow it, and get just as knife happy as me.
i have had this knife for about a year now. it is a litttle UNDERpriced if you ask me, this thing has taken a beating and is still with me. i think it is a little on the lighter side, which is why i like it. i use it almost everyday, and i had it throughout culinary school as well. it hasnt stained, and it holds its edge very well. perfect knife for someone looking to get a japanese blade but doesnt want to drop 200 bucks.
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