A new gyuto knife made in collaboration with Otsuka Hamono from Tottori, Japan.
While Sakai City near Osaka is well known for having a high concentration of skilled bladesmiths, Tottori is located in the region in Western Japan, formerly known as Inaba, famous for the iron rich sand which is used to make high quality Japanese blade steels. The few remaining bladesmiths in this sparsely populated region are deep with their craft. Tottori in particular has a strong history of the mingei (craft) movement led by Yanagi Soetsu's follower Yoshida Shoya.
Otsuka San is a 4th generation bladesmith. The waiting list for his knives is 1-2 years long, only accepting orders from a limited customer base of clientele he respects and knows will understand his work, namely a few restaurants in Tokyo, Paris, and Milan.
The Terasu gyuto knife by Otsuka Hamono is a great everyday workhouse, with the long edge retention of Aogami #2 blade steel, yet still having exceptional hardness thanks to skilled hand-forging and heat treatments. Can be ordered with or without the copper ferrule.
Blade steel (knife edge) will patina black over time.
- Additional Information
Weight 131 g Ferrule copper , 4 total Size Gyuto 190mm blade Materials Mount Tamalpais windfall burnt Oak handle, 100% copper rivet, stainless clad Aogami #2, double bevel Weight 145 grams Weight 135 g Ferrule no copper , 3 total Size Gyuto 190mm blade Materials Mount Tamalpais windfall burnt Oak handle, 100% copper rivet, stainless clad Aogami #2, double bevel Weight 145 grams