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Kikuichi Gyuto Gold Chef's Knife

The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch's chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, this gyuto knife (chef's knife) is ideal for extended chopping tasks without hand fatigue. Put it to work every day for all-purpose slicing, mincing and dicing. Blade features a core of ultrahard VG-10 high-carbon steel that holds a super-sharp, long-lasting edge. Clad with a layer of SUS410 stainless steel for rust resistance and easy sharpening. Knife combines a Western-style handle with the thinness, lightness and ultra-sharpness of a Japanese blade. Double-bevel edge allows for both right- and left-handed use. Compressed wood handle features triple rivets for optimal balance and durability. 7" chef's knife: 7" blade, 4 3/4"-long handle; 7 oz. 9 1/2" chef's knife: 9 1/2" blade; 4 3/4"-long handle; 9 oz. Handcrafted in Japan.
Average Customer Rating:
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1 of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Kikuichi Gyuto Gold Chef's Knife
Review 1 for Kikuichi Gyuto Gold Chef's Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
April 9, 2015
Ability level:Professional
Has owned product for:Over 5 years
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Unbelievable knife!
April 9, 2015
As a former chef and manager of an iconic, west-coast cutlery store, I've held and used an enormous array of kitchen knives. I own a wide assortment of German, French and Japanese knives. I have owned this knife since 1999 and it continues to be my most used knife by far. The geometry of the blade is ideal for volume and fine knife work. The blade is much thinner than a typical German knife but the steel is extremely tough and resilient. That said, this is far too refined a tool for abusing. The steel's edge retention and ability to take an extremely fine edge are exceptional. I have used the fine side of a 11 12" Norton two-sided oil stone to touch the edge up very few times with very heavy regular home use. I'll occasionally also use a fine honing steel or diamond steel. It is a beautiful, wonderfully balanced and comfortable work of fine Japanese craftsmanship that anybody would be proud to own and most importantly, use.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight