Hatsukokoro Shirasagi White #2 Single Bevel 195mm Migaki Gyuto Knife
These stunning knives from Hatsukokoro offer something quite different to an double bevel gyuto. Single Bevel gyuto knives are quite traditional in Japan but not common internationally. They offer a thick and sturdy spine and that extra weight and strength gives them a super performance and versatility too.
This range is made for Hatsukokoro by a selected master Craftsman. This time by Tamura Toora of Myojin Hamono, and boy has he done a good job.
It's made using Shirogami, or White Steel #2. This is a carbon steel with HRC of 62/63 which makes it a very sharp knife with amazing edge retention, so you will need to sharpen it less often.
The Gyuto is a multi-purpose, large bladed knife that you can use for almost everything. Typically these are light strong knives which range from 180mm to 240mm normally (although sometimes longer), with 210mm being the most common and popular size due to it's sweet spot of length for larger tasks but excellent agility. Longer knives tend to be used more for high volume tasks in professional kitchens where 240mm and even 270mm are popular. 180mm is popular for smaller home kitchen tasks too.
The blade profile is great for cutting in a rocking type motion. If you are looking for one knife, this is the most versatile.
Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.
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