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Takamura Akagouhan – Gyuto 210mm R2

R3,550.00 R3,150.00

Terukazu Takamura’s knives are known to be refined with a super sharp long lived edge. They have gained recognition worldwide by chefs and even ranked #1 in a consumer test report by Smarson in Sweden, beating out every “top of the line” European knife in the running. His knives are a favorite of Noma’s Rene Redzepi and definitely a Kitchen Samurai favorite!

The Takamura Akagouhan Line is made from a R2 Powdered steel that keeps a super sharp edge for a long time between sharpening. R2 is a high speed powder stainless steel made by Takefu Special steel Co. Ltd. For some knife makers, this is a ideal for knife making like Takamura-san. It has great hardness of greater than 63 HR. This steel has great edge retention, high wear resistance and is stainless. The grains are so fine and uniform that hammer forging is not necessary.

Gyuto (Chefs Knife):

The Gyuto is a Japanese designed chef’s knife. Gyutos vary widely in design but generally range from 210mm 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.

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Knife Specifications

Knife Type:                  Gyuto
Material:                       R2 Powder Steel
Blade Length:             210mm
Rockwell Hardness:   63

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

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