Gyuto 190mm Apex Ultra Black Palmira


A beautifully simple mono steel Gyuto with a 190mm blade forged in none other than Apex Ultra. The steel that Tobias has developed in partnership with Bladesmith Marco Guldimann and metallurgist Larrin Thomas.

A full tang blade forged to HRC 67, this is one of the hardest and toughest knives to come through our doors. Ok, ok, its hard and that means its sharp, but won’t it be tough to sharpen? Well in our experience, not really. We didn’t find it any harder to sharpen than 1.2519 or R2. So, reasonable to maintain, but razor sharp and durable.

The profile is a point Gyuto profile, very easy going on the cutting board and at 190mm this is a nimble, surgical feeling blade that easily makes its way through delicate detail work and more robust cutting tasks with ease.

The handle features beautiful fit and finish with a lovely facetted sharp that sits beautifully in the hand. The handle is made from black Palmira a stunning and unique figure in dark black and brown hues. Every edge on the blade is nicely rounded and the knife feel perfect balanced with the satisfying weight you would expect from a full tang knife like this.

Tobias has done a very nice job on this full tang Gyuto and we are sure it will make someone very happy.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 190mm

Spine Heel: 2.6mm

Spine Mid: 2.5mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.3mm

Blade Height: 51.42mm

Weight: 201g

Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra

Stainless: No

HRC: 67

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge and Matte Polish

Grind: C

Handle Construction: Full Tang

Handle Materials: Black Palmira, Stainless Pins

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


We process orders 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) and ship from our shop in Berlin, Germany. We ship with FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post.

We are happy to offer free international shipping on a variety of orders depending on location and order value. You can check to see where things sit for you here.


At Modern Cooking we want our customers to be inspired and delighted by the products they purchase through our shop.

However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

All Modern Cooking logistics partners provide insurance in case of damage, but the coverage is only valid if we are notified within 5 business days. Please make sure to inspect your order immediately upon receipt to ensure that there is no damage.

Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.