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Gesshin Kagekiyo 240mm Stainless Kiritsuke Wa-Gyuto

  • These knives represent some of the highest level of craftsmanship and quality we have seen. The blacksmiths, sharpeners, and even lacquer-ware craftsmen are all amazingly skilled, as can clearly be seen by simply looking at them. In fact, all of the craftsmen are certified craftsmen or dentou-kougeishi (a very prestigious honor). These knives have amazing fit and finish, spectacular grinds, and amazing geometry. They are really thin behind the edge, have great distal taper, and wide bevels, making them easier to thin and sharpen. Unlike our higher end Gesshin Kagekiyo lines, these lacquer handles are far more simple, and the sayas that come with these are normal sayas instead of lacquered sayas.  The steels are also a bit more forgiving and easier to work with.

    As a company policy, we insist on working with companies and workshops that support young and emerging craftsmen in Japan. Think of it as an investment into the wellbeing of the knife industry of Japan. Due to the rather long learning curve of knifemaking, whether that be forging or sharpening, it can take a while for a craftsman to become fully skilled. Specific knives from the Gesshin Kagekiyo Stainless series, like this one, have some aesthetic blemishes or more noticeable high and low spots. Taking this into account, we have included an automatic discount of $60 at checkout to appease. Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding this subject.

    • Knife Type: Gyuto
    • Steel Type: Stainless
    • Handle Type: Special
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 140mm
    • Handle Height: 26.60mm
    • Handle Width: 21.95mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 242mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 228mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.28mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.29mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.71mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.28mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 44mm
    • Weight: 156g

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