Tsukasa Shirogami #1 Gyuto 210mm EN


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Tsukasa Shirogami #1 Gyuto 210mm is a very versatile blade, the Japanese equivalent of a chef’s knife.

History and curiosity

Tsukasa Tokaji is an exceptionally skilled blacksmith from the Japanese city of Kōchi. He devoted himself to the art of knife making under the mentorship of famous blacksmith Tadayoshi Tokaji. Tsukasa makes its knives from Shirogami carbon steel and laminated with soft iron. This combination guarantees exceptional blade durability and strength.

The knife has a kurouchi finish, giving it a unique rustic look, each blade in the series is individually handcrafted. You may notice some minor imperfections or scratches. However, these are only signs of the hand-making process and do not affect the overall quality of the knife.

The blade

The word Gyuto literally means “cow sword”, gyu: cow and to: sword. Traditionally used exclusively for cutting meat, today it is a blade with all-terrain use.

Shirogami #1 is a traditional high carbon steel. Due to its carbon content, it can achieve a hardness greater than 62 HRC, meaning blades forged from it will have excellent edge retention. It is renowned for its exceptional sharpness, durability and ability to hold a live wire.

The handle

Made entirely by hand, the handle is made of “pink damascus” resin with a Juma snakeskin ferrule.

Technical sheet

Blacksmith: Tsukasa Tokaji

Steel: Shirogami #1 with soft iron coating

Finish: Kurouchi

Hardness: 62 HRC

Length: 21.7cm

Heel thickness: 3 mm

Thickness at the tip: 1 mm

Blade height: 4.15 cm

Weight: 196g


Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg


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