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Yoshimi Echizen 240mm Stainless Clad Blue Super Kurouchi Wa-Gyuto

  • Yoshimi Echizen knives are designed, forged, and sharpened in one workshop; closely handled and overseen by certified craftsmen in Echizen. They are committed to great quality and inherit and pass down knife-making philosophy and skill-set. This brand is a great example of craftsmanship from Echizen.

    These knives have an excellent profile, grind, and distal taper, as well as clean fit and finish. Both the kurouchi and migaki models are clad in stainless steel. The stainless cladding reduces the reactive surface area of the knives to the few millimeters in between the cutting edge and lamination line.

    The core is Blue Super carbon steel and clad in a kurouchi stainless steel. This model will have better edge retention and corrosion resistance than the White #2 model. Conversely, it will not get quite as sharp, will be more time-consuming to sharpen, and will be a bit more brittle than the White #2 model.  They are also a tiny bit thicker at the spine than the White #2.

    Recently, the maker has decided to rebrand as Yoshimi Echizen to be more consistent with their brand and company name.  In this transitional period, you may see knives with different markings on the box and different engravings on the knife.

    • Knife Type: Gyuto
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Octagonal American Cherry
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 140mm
    • Handle Height: 26.35mm
    • Handle Width: 20.79mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 251mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 241.5mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.96mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.33mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.02mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.61mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.25mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 52mm
    • Weight: 182g

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