Gyuto Apex Ultra "Tuxedo" Limited Edition



Forged in Sweden by Fredrik Spare and designed in collaboration with Modern Cooking. The MCX Gyuto has now established itself as a refined, high performance favorite amongst culinary professionals and kitchen knife enthusiast. Each edition has brought refinements large and small, this edition is a special limited release forged in one of the most sort after premium kitchen knife steels, the newly released Apex Ultra.

The profile and geometry remain the same, with the original balanced design that is both robust, reassuringly stable with a little heft, and a nimble, razor-sharp, nicely tapered blade. Satisfyingly thick above the heel, yet ultra-thin at the tip and with a decent blade height, we think this is just about the perfect Gyuto profile.

Convex ground and super thin behind the edge, this blade is a dream to work with. The Apex Ultra steel gives an almost perfect Gyuto, a 66HRC super tough edge that is specially formulated for edge retention. Apex ultra is certainly a next level super steel.

With all the glitz and glamour surrounding the launch of Apex Ultra we had no choice but to dress our already famous Gyuto in a lovely tuxedo. Ancient oak, imitation ivory and brass make this MCX Gyuto Apex Ultra limited edition ready for the red carpet.
Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 230mm / 250mm

Spine Heel: 3.8mm / 5.27mm

Spine Mid: 2.6mm / 2.25mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.17mm / 0.95mm

Blade Height: 53mm / 56mm

Weight: 198g / 213g

Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra

Stainless: No

HRC: 66+

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge

Grind: Walkschliff

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Ancient Oak, Imitation Ivory & Brass

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.