Our handmade Yoshihiro Blue High Carbon Steel #1 Masashi Kurouchi Series Guyto Japanese Multipurpose Knife are at the top of its class in performance. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, this black forged knife, or Kurouchi in Japanese, is a traditional method of crafting high carbon knives. This unique style of forging offers an unpolished rustic finish. With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64, the inner core of Blue High Carbon Steel #1 is prized for its high edge retention. The Masashi Kurouchi Series has a higher level of finishing and polish than our standard Yoshihiro Kurouchi knives.
The Gyuto is a Japanese chefs knife with a Western style curved blade that smoothly rocks back and forth and has an extended tip for quick chopping that can be used to cut meat, fish, and vegetables. Gyuto literally means beef sword and was initially used for cutting meat in Japan. The Gyuto is one of the most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have.