Black Coating Type
Blade: Blue Steel Super; Sharp and extremely high edge retention.
Comparison of Carbon Steels : Blue Steel Super
The hardest steel, staying sharper for longer
|Actual Blade Length (mm)
|Full Length (mm)
|Total Weight (g)
|Blue Steel Super
Gyuto, literally means "Beef knife" . The Japanese did not consume beef until it began to modernise with increased Western influence in the late 1800's. During that period, when Japanese thought of Western food, they thought of giant slabs of beef being cut and grilled or stewed, thus the "Gyuto" was born.In modern times it is the most common knife in Japanese households, with also the most variety of steel,blade lengths and handle materials available.
Professionals often use in the 240mm-270mm size range. For home use, the most popular size is 180mm-210mm.
Blue Steel Super
Blue Super Steel is Blue Steel #1 with an addition of Carbon and Vanadium for higher hardness and toughness. and Molybdenum to increase the overall hardness and durability of the steel. This is an extremely durable steel that maintains its sharpness very well, but can be more difficult to sharpen than regular steels.
NOTE* This is a Carbon Steel , which means it is susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. Please clean and dry the blade regularly in between use.
Optional Engraving Service
Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here
A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.
It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.
After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.