Shimotsukuni Kogetsu White #1 All Steel Honyaki Wa-Gyuto with Urushi Saya

$11,500

Description

Handle: Octagonal Red wood handle

Saya: Burnt Kiri wood, Negoro Nuri Urushi Saya (the Saya body is made of burnt Kiri wood, presenting a weathered texture, and coated with natural Urushi in a red-black color, creating a simple yet robust Saya).

Shimotsukuni Kogetsu from Goko Hamono is one of the series, and this particular grade utilizes Shirogami No.1 steel. Its most notable feature is the "四天王シリーズ (総手造最上別誂白一全鋼本燒包丁)," meaning "Fully Handmade Top-Quality White No.1 All-Steel Honyaki Gyuto." Additionally, it features the characteristic "本刃付 (蛤刃)"  (Hamaguriburedo).

Combining all these factors, the artisans at Goko Hamono have crafted practical knives known for their exceptional cutting ability, toughness, durability, and high sharpness.

A Gyuto knife is suitable for cutting meat and can also be used for slicing vegetables, handling fish, and even assisting in preparing sashimi.

Typically, it is recommended to have a Gyuto around 24cm in length for chefs in Western cuisines.

Japanese cuisine chefs, on the other hand, are advised to use a Gyuto with a length of 27cm or more, avoiding lengths smaller than 24cm.

How to Maintain High Carbon Steel Knives

After use, simply wipe the knives dry. Please do not use a dishwasher to clean the knives. If you plan not to use the knives for an extended period, be sure to apply a thin layer of protective oil.

In the case of rust on the blade, you can use a rust eraser or a special 3M scrubber (only suitable for matte-finish knives). If there is minor rust on the mirror-finished parts, use rust removal paste and make sure to thoroughly remove any remaining residue with a Cleaning Naphtha to eliminate all chemical remnants from the blade.

Please use the knives for their intended purpose. Different knives are designed for slicing, chopping, or handling frozen foods. Do not use them for purposes beyond their intended use to avoid damaging the knives.

We highly recommend using EDCI's high-tech rust prevention spray to maintain your high carbon steel knives. EDCI rust prevention spray is made in the USA, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, poses no harm to the environment, and is non-flammable.

It is also a food-grade rust prevention spray, suitable for knives made of any type of steel. After spraying, it automatically forms a protective layer, and it can be used directly for cutting food without contaminating it. Users no longer need to worry about rust on their high carbon steel knives. EDCI is a game-changer for high carbon steel knife maintenance!

SKU: GKGT24003