JAPANESE KNIVES AND KNIFE SHARPENING
A Vintage knife brand from Tokyo, blacksmith Masayasu Yoshitomo apprenticed under his father at age 15 in 1952. Made from carbon steel these knives are thin sharp and sturdy with an asymmetrical bevel.
The Japanese version of a western Chef’s Knife, based off of French chefs knives in the 1880’s it was designed for cutting meat, Gyuto translates to “meat sword”, but it is a versatile all round kitchen knife that can be used for rock or push cutting styles. Due to the harder steel used for the cutting edge, Japanese Gyuto’s generally have thinner blades than a western knife of the same size.
It is a mono steel knife made from SK, high carbon steel. Carbon steel knives are known for their sharpness, edge retention, and durability. They hold a sharp edge for a long time and are easy to sharpen and maintain. However, they require proper care to prevent rust and will “patina” after cutting highly acidic or alkaline foods.
Measurements and photographs are taken from a random knife and may differ from the knife you receive.