Masakage Shimo Gyuto 210mm
Masakage Shimo Gyuto 210mm

 

Masakage Shimo 

 

Masakage Shimo knives are hand forged by Yu Kurosaki from Echizen, Japan. The Shimo is Forged with White Carbon #2/Shirogami #2 steel. The steel is an absolute pleasure to sharpen, takes and silky smooth cutting edge and has very good edge retention.

 

The edge profile on the Shimo has a very flat heel with a nice belly going up towards the tip, making it great for push and pull cutting motion and definitely has enough curve on the edge for Rock chopping motion.

 

The core Shirogami #2 steel is cladded in soft Iron. Both the core and the Iron cladding on the Shimo is reactive steel. This knife patinas beautifully but extra care is required when using the knife. We recommend that the knife must be wiped down regularly during use, washed and dried properly after use.

 

The Shirogami core steel is hardened to HRC62. So the steel is hard and can be delicate. Using a good cutting technique is very important. Make sure your cutting motion is straight up and down with no lateral motion when hitting the cutting board.

 

High carbon steel is made for precision work and not to be used on any heavy duty tasks.

 

Please go through our knife care instructions before purchasing – https://kitchensamurai.co.za/knife-care/

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Masutani – VG10 Damascus Gyuto 180mm
Masutani – VG10 Damascus Gyuto 180mm

 

Masutani Knives

Masutani-San forges knives out of Echizen, Japan. They are a small sized company and produce amazing quality knives for the price. Masutani-San is known as an incredable knife sharpener and all knives comes super sharp out of the box.

The Masutani Damascus Nakiri is constructed using a core steel of VG10, a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. It has a high carbon content which allows it to be heat treated to higher hardness levels thus allowing the blade to take on finer, sharper edges whilst being able to maintain that edge for prolonged periods of time

 

Gyuto (Chefs Knife):

The Gyuto is a Japanese designed chef’s knife. Gyutos vary widely in design but generally range from 180mm to 270mm in length though smaller and larger examples can be found. Like the familiar western styled chef’s knife, Gyutos are commonly tall at the heel, have a reasonably flat profile toward the heel for chopping, a belly toward the tip of the blade for rock cutting, and a pointed tip for precision work.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Narihira – Gyuto 210mm
Narihira – Gyuto 210mm

Narihira

Narihira knives are manufactured by Fuji Cutlery Co., Ltd.

The sister company of Tojiro applies advanced construction techniques and modern materials, combined with high quality Japanese quality control  to obtain great knives suitable for chefs, home cooks and professionals at a great price.

Gyuto (Chefs Knife):

The Gyuto is a Japanese designed chef’s knife. Gyutos vary widely in design but generally range from 180mm to 270mm in length though smaller and larger examples can be found. Like the familiar western styled chef’s knife, Gyutos are commonly tall at the heel, have a reasonably flat profile toward the heel for chopping, a belly toward the tip of the blade for rock cutting, and a pointed tip for precision work.

Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless steel:

AUS 8 is a high carbon, low chromium stainless steel that has proven, over time, to be a very good compromise between toughness, strength, edge holding and resistance to corrosion.

It has added Vanadium to give the steel more hardness. This steel is very easy to sharpen to a razor edge but it will dull relatively quickly compared to high-carbon.

Knife Specifications:  

Knife Shape: Gyuto

Blade Length: 210mm

Steel Type: Molybdenum Vanadium Steel

Rockwell Hardness: 59

Handle Material: Western Handle

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Nigara SG2 – Gyuto Kiritsuke 210mm
Nigara SG2 – Gyuto Kiritsuke 210mm

 

Nigara knives

Nigara Knives are produced in a northern region in Japan which was and still is home to many skilful Blacksmiths that made various weapons and tools that date back 350 years. After WWII, sword-making was banned and many blacksmiths had to start producing cutlery and gardening tools. Nigara knives thus started manufacturing chefs knives of various shapes and sizes with exceptional quality and materials whilst still utilising the traditional crafting methods used throughout their rich history.

The Nigara 210mm Kiritsuke is constructed using an SG2 core steel which is cladded in softer stainless steel. SG2 is a powdered steel which can hold a very fine, Super sharp edge for prolonged periods of time, due to its exceptional hardness. The stainless steel cladding sports a beautiful Tsuchime finish which gives this knife its beautiful aesthetic and aids in preventing corrosion. The stunning octagonal handle is made from Wenge with a Buffalo Horn ferrule and is incredibly durable and comfortable in the hand. The Kiritsuke is another example of a multipurpose knife as it can be used for both boneless meats and vegetables. It has a straighter edge profile which makes push cutting and chopping a breeze whilst the longer blade allows for efficient slicing.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Sakai Kikumori – AUS10 Damascus Gyuto 210mm
Sakai Kikumori – AUS10 Damascus Gyuto 210mm

 

Sakai Kikumori

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

The Kikumori Damascus Gyuto is constructed using an AUS-10 core steel which is cladded in softer stainless steel with a high polished Damascus pattern. AUS-10 is a stainless steel with a high carbon content and is heat treated between 59-60 meaning it is slightly harder and therefore it’ll be able to hold sharper edges without dulling as quickly. The handle is a Western Style Handle made from Black Polywood with a stainless steel half bolster. The Gyuto, an all round knife which can be used for various tasks, is the Japanese version of a chef’s knife. Gyuto’s generally have a flatter blade profile near the heel to aid in chopping, a rounder belly for rock chopping and a sharp, pointed tip for precision cutting.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Sakai Kikumori – Hand-Forged Shirogami Kurouchi Gyuto 210mm
Sakai Kikumori – Hand-Forged Shirogami Kurouchi Gyuto 210mm

 

Sakai Kikumori

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

The Kikumori Kurouchi 210mm Gyuto is Hand-Forged using a core steel of Shirogami #2 , a carbon steel which is often referred to as White Carbon Steel. It is the purest carbon steel and is incredibly easy to sharpen as well as having good edge retention and insane sharpness.  Carbon steel, especially White Carbon Steel, requires special care as they are very reactive however, it is less likely to rust when a strong patina has formed.

 

Sakai Kikumori uses the following Forging Process:

 

  1. Steel welding

The fire kiln is heated by propane gas and the inside temperature is 1,100-1,200 centigrade.

Carbon steel is forged into soft iron at 900 centigrade.

Borax and iron oxides are the glue.

 

  1. Forging

Shaping the red-hot blade with a belt hammer.

The surface size of blade will become triplicated by being hammered.

The particle of steel becomes fine by being hammered, and the blade has ductility.

The materials splattered from the surface of the blade when being hammered is iron oxide, called beto.

 

  1. Annealing

The blade heated at 740 centigrade is rest in the straw ash for one night to cool down slowly to make the blade softer and to remove the internal stress(distortion).

The straw ash retains heat(hold heat)

 

  1. Cold forging and shaping

The knife is hammered at room temperature to remove hammer marks to flatten.

 

  1. Quenching

The blade is covered with mud which protects it from sharp changes in high temperature.

The blade is heated again to 750-800 centigrade to toughen the steel, and the blade is quickly cooled in a water bath to ensure hardness.

 

  1. Tempering

To give strength and toughness to the steel.

 

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Sakai Kikumori – VG10 Hammered Damascus Gyuto 180mm
Sakai Kikumori – VG10 Hammered Damascus Gyuto 180mm

 

Sakai Kikumori

 

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

 

The Kikumori Damascus 180mm Gyuto is constructed using a core steel of VG10, a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. It has a high carbon content which allows it to be heat treated to higher hardness levels thus allowing the blade to take on finer, sharper edges whilst being able to maintain that edge for prolonged periods of time. The core steel is cladded in softer stainless steel with a polished hammered and Damascus finish giving this blade its striking appearance and aids in further preventing corrosion. The handle is a western style handle made from black Pollywood and has a stainless steel half bolster. The Gyuto, an all round knife which can be used for various tasks, is the Japanese version of a chef’s knife. Gyuto’s generally have a flatter blade profile near the heel to aid in chopping, a rounder belly for rock chopping and a sharp, pointed tip for precision cutting.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Sakai Kikumori – VG10 Hammered Damascus Gyuto 210mm
Sakai Kikumori – VG10 Hammered Damascus Gyuto 210mm

 

Sakai Kikumori

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

The Kikumori Damascus 210mm Gyuto is constructed using a core steel of VG10, a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. It has a high carbon content which allows it to be heat treated to higher hardness levels thus allowing the blade to take on finer, sharper edges whilst being able to maintain that edge for prolonged periods of time. The core steel is cladded in softer stainless steel with a polished hammered and Damascus finish giving this blade its striking appearance and aids in further preventing corrosion. The handle is a western style handle made from Black Polywood and has a stainless steel half bolster. The Gyuto, an all round knife which can be used for various tasks, is the Japanese version of a chef’s knife. Gyuto’s generally have a flatter blade profile near the heel to aid in chopping, a rounder belly for rock chopping and a sharp, pointed tip for precision cutting.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Sakai Kikumori AUS10 – Wa-Gyuto 210mm
Sakai Kikumori AUS10 – Wa-Gyuto 210mm

 

Sakai Kikumori 

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

The Kikumori Hammered Damascus Wa-Gyuto is constructed using a core steel of AUS-10, a stainless steel with a high carbon content that is easy to sharpen and will hold a sharper edge for longer periods of time. AUS-10 is hard yet flexible making it a good compromise between edge retention and durability. The core steel is cladded in softer stainless steel with a polished hammered and Damascus finish giving this blade its striking appearance and aids in further preventing corrosion. The handle is octagonal in shape made from magnolia with a buffalo horn ferrule. The Gyuto, an all round knife which can be used for various tasks, is the Japanese version of a chef’s knife. Gyuto’s generally have a flatter blade profile near the heel to aid in chopping, a rounder belly for rock chopping and a sharp, pointed tip for precision cutting.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

 

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Sakai Kikumori Nihonko – Gyuto 240mm
Sakai Kikumori Nihonko – Gyuto 240mm

 

Sakai Kikumori

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

The Kikumori Nihonko Gyuto is a mono-steel blade made from SK Carbon Steel. SK Rusts slower than other Japanese Carbon Steels such as Aogami and Shirogami and has notable toughness for a blade of HRC 63. The blade is thin and easy to sharpen and will hold edges for respectable periods of time. The handle is a Western Style Handle made from Pakka Wood with a half bolster. The Gyuto, an all round knife which can be used for various tasks, is the Japanese version of a chef’s knife. Gyuto’s generally have a flatter blade profile near the heel to aid in chopping, a rounder belly for rock chopping and a sharp, pointed tip for precision cutting.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Sakai Kikumori Nihonko – Gyuto 210mm
Sakai Kikumori Nihonko – Gyuto 210mm

 

Sakai Kikumori

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

The Kikumori Nihonko Gyuto is a mono-steel blade made from SK Carbon Steel. SK Rusts slower than other Japanese Carbon Steels such as Aogami and Shirogami and has notable toughness for a blade of HRC 63. The blade is thin and easy to sharpen and will hold edges for respectable periods of time. The handle is a Western Style Handle made from Pakka Wood with a half bolster. The Gyuto, an all round knife which can be used for various tasks, is the Japanese version of a chef’s knife. Gyuto’s generally have a flatter blade profile near the heel to aid in chopping, a rounder belly for rock chopping and a sharp, pointed tip for precision cutting.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Sakai Kikumori Nihonko – Yo Deba 180mm
Sakai Kikumori Nihonko – Yo Deba 180mm

 

Sakai Kikumori

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

The Kikumori Nihonko Yo Deba is a mono-steel blade made from SK Carbon Steel. SK Rusts slower than other Japanese Carbon Steels such as Aogami and Shirogami and has notable toughness for a blade of HRC 63. The blade on this deba is thick yet easy to sharpen and will hold edges for respectable periods of time. The handle is a Western Style Handle made from Pakka Wood with a half bolster. Similar to the Single beveled Japanese Deba, the Yo Deba is its western counterpart with a double beveled blade. These knives are incredibly thick offering durability and therefore allowing these knives to be used for cutting meats with minor bones and even semi-frozen food without chipping.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected
not rated R2,850.00 Add to cart