This is our detailed product review for the Traditional Japanese Professional Gyuto Kitchen Chefs Knife.
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- Easy to sharpen
- Straight edge
- Very sharp
- Ideal for slicing and chopping
- Suitable for home and professional use
If you haven't heard of JKI, it's one of the nicest bedroom gyutou makers in the kitchen knife industry. Their deal is they also sell directly to knife enthusiasts. If you like the gyuto, you can go to the webpage, tell them this is your first time with them and let them know you don't expect to get anything, and they'll give you a 30-day money back guarantee.
After that, there isn't much of a motivation for paying [email protected] for your knife. They are also pretty transparent with the steel grade they use on their tong. (420HC). They will tell you in their catalog if the blade has proprietary cladding (this is what makes it non-mic or cladding-less) but nothing about the steel used. And they consistently have the best prices for their gyutou line. But they are also a fairly small operation so they might not have the manufacturing capacity to handle an order of 10 knives a day.
The real winner on this one for me was the handle. While they don't list it right on the website, their foot is made of a traditional Japanese rosewood. I found this after I spent a while reading the profits and losses statements from the business.
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