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Yoshikane V2 Suminagashi 180mm Guyto

Made in Niigata Japan, Yoshikane was started in 1919 and remains a family business. All knives are forged and finished by hand.

Blade has a V2 hagane cutting edge layer and a carbon steel and iron suminagashi jigane cladding. V2 is a carbon steel made by Takefu Specialty Steel and is very similar to #2 white steel, it’s fine grain is capable of taking an incredibly fine edge.

The handle on this knife is a half octagon half oval Japanese magnolia with double water buffalo horn ferrules. Japanese magnolia (or ho wood) is naturally rot and warp resistant.

Literally ‘floating ink’ a Japanese damascus steel made with several types of metal forge welded together creating varying patterns depending on how it is treated. Varying from a simple stacked layer structure to a wild or geometric patterned structure, suminagashi differs from the layered steel created in sword making in that it is not a homogenous metal folded to create the pattern. The artistry involved the forging of suminagashi can be quite impressive.

The Japanese version of the French chef knife, gyutos are most at home with vegetables but can be used for a wide range of jobs, thin and precise they cut smoothly and wedge less than thicker knives. 180mm gyuto is slightly smaller than the more standard 210mm but still a very versatile knife, great for individual vegetables especially for work done at the tip end, similar in application to a santoku but can be used a bit faster. 180mm gyuto is slightly smaller than the more standard 210mm but still a very versatile knife, great for individual vegetables especially for work done at the tip end, similar in application to a santoku but can be used a bit faster.

Price : $425.00

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