The Japanese adaptation of the classic French chef's knife. This slimmer (than its Santoku brother) blade is called Gyuto – meaning cow sword and is designed to make light work of slicing, dicing and filleting raw meat and fish. The more curved edge profile facilitates easier rolling action than most Santoku’s when cutting vegetables – with the revolutionary design of the Santoku in this collection this may no longer be an issue. The major difference in this collection between the two shapes is the width of the blade. The Gyuto is overall narrower and so is able to cope with fatty, starchy, oily or any other food that have a tendency to stick to the side of the blade better than the wider Santoku. The reduced surface area means there is less space for these types of foods to stick to.
If you require the knife to cut more raw / cooked flesh (meat or fish) than vegetables and want to double it up for occasional carving or only use / prefer a classic western style shape, then the Gyuto is more suitable than a Santoku.
With extra length (and therefore more width and straighter edge for longer) this size and longer Gyuto’s are the equal of Santoku in every department – it is for this reason that very few makers make a Santoku longer than 180mm. 240mm is the preferred length of many chefs as the longer the blade gets the more variety of tasks it is able to perform with ease.
Stunningly beautiful, scalpel sharp and easy to resharpen, these knives are stainless and very easy to maintain.
The 35 layers not only make these blades aesthetically appealing but add immense strength thus facilitating a thinner, yet stronger, and therefore sharper blade.
The central core of the 35 layer JKC Tamahagane Damascus steel is a High Carbon Super Steel known as VG10. This High Carbon Super Steel has the highest recommendations in the production of knives by authorities such as the British Steel Confederation and the Solingen Institute of Steel. The JKC 35 Layer Tamahagane Collection blades have all been hardened to an outstanding 60:62 HRC and with the inclusion of Cobalt in the alloy are easier to maintain than most Stainless High Carbon or other VG10 blades.
The ergonomic traditional handles are composed of Ebony black Pakkawood, a laminated hard wood with silicon injection, which is reserved for only the finest knives and secured to the tang by three steel rivets for ultimate durability
| Blade construction: || Forged. 35 layer Damascus with a VG 10 central core |
| Handle construction: || Laminated wood with silicon injection |
| Cleaning: || NOT RECOMMENDED for Dishwasher. Hand wash – mild detergent. DRY IMMEDIATELY |
| Sharpening: || JKC Whetstone Kit or JKC KC 200 or KC300 Water Wheel Sharpener |
| Storage: || In a JKC Magnetic wood block / magnetic knife bar/ in the packaging box/ separate area in knife drawer |
| Blade length: || 240mm (~10“) |
| Country of Origin: || Japan |
| SPECIAL NOTES: || This knife should not be used for ANY kind of twisting or prising. Do not use on bone or frozen foods. |