Gyuto 212mm Damascus GoMai 1.2210 BogOak


Simon Krichbaum is the newest member of the Modern Cooking Collectors Selection. Simon brings a unique contemporary style which combines modern design aesthetics and aggressive lines with traditional methods and finishes. For example, this knife features a facetted, unique handle design with textured elements around the stainless-steel bolster and an aggressive, tapered, K-Tip profile with tradition stone polished bevels.

The results are very nice, and the benefits are substantial. You get a unique looking, high performance kitchen knife with stone ready bevels that are easy to maintain and beautiful to admire.

The blade on this Gyuto features a dense Damascus cladding over 1.2210 steel, and a brushed brute de forge finish above the stone finished bevels. The handle is made from bog oak and features a stainless-steel bolster and pin. Simon has give the handles some interested cross linear texturing, give it some nice tactile feedback around the touch points.

Aside from the exception batch of MCX Gyuto's this is the first blade that we have from Simon and its quite impressive.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 212mm

Spine Heel: 5.85mm

Spine Mid: 2.6mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.09mm

Blade Height: 59mm

Weight: 209g

Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2210

Stainless: No

HRC: 64

Blade Construction: 5 Layer (Go Mai)

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge and Satin Polish

Grind: Flat

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Boag Oak, Stainless Steel

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.