Gyuto 265mm Damascus Twist Vintage Micarta & Stainless Steel


The latest from Antoine Kniamen is this 265mm Gyuto featuring a pointed profile that is great for pushing in on onions and other detail oriented tasks. Relatively thin and tapered the blade will be a great slicer perfect for fine and delicate material, while still versatile enough to work its way through larger produce. The edge feels fine and sharp with enough toothiness to cut through skinned produce like tomatoes, but with a good amount of polish to not damage more delicate material. Walkschliff ground for good food release and minimal friction. Performance is unquestionably here.

A stunning work of art this piece has been forged from a house made twist damascus, which Antoine built his own custom machinery to produce. O2 and 15n20 forge laminated, twisted and then pressed flat to produce this stunning mosaic pattern. Paired with beautiful vintage butterscotch linen Micarta and 304l stainless hardware.

The knife feels timeless from the moment you lay hands on it. Flawless in its craftsmanship this is the kind of kitchen knife that becomes a family heirloom and brings generations of joy in the kitchen.

The knife comes with a handmade leather wrap.


Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 265mm

Spine Heel: 2.74mm

Spine Mid: 1.52mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.51mm

Blade Height: 58mm

Weight: 221g

Cutting Edge Steel: Mosaic Damascus

Stainless: No

HRC: +/- 63

Blade Construction: Damascus

Blade Finish: Acid Etched (Forced Patina) and Satin Polish

Grind: Walkschliff

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Vintage Butterscotch Linen Micarta

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: Yes

Shipping & Returns


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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.