Gyuto 220mm Honyaki 26c3 "Spicy White" with Saya

3.725,00 kr

Fredrik Spåre 220mm Honyaki blade forged in 26c3 "Spicy White" steel. If you’re not familiar with the steel, 26c3 is very similar to the Japanese white or shirogami steel, which is known for its purity. 26c3 has additional chromium alloy, which gives it slightly better corrosion resistance. It’s a very nice quality steel and perfect for forging Honyaki blades.

This blade is hard! 66HRC at the edge and it’s an absolute razor. The profile is a classic Gyuto shape, a decent flat section extends out of the heel of the blade and runs about 30% of its length before subtly curving towards the tip. The geometry is very precise. The spine tapers very consistently (3.5mm Heel, 2.5mm Mid, 1.2mm Tip) and the convex grind is super consistent beginning about 1cm from the spine and gently curving to the edge.

The octagonal handle features perfect fit and finish and the hammer dented brass bolster is a beautiful touch. Masur birch pairs very nicely with the hand sanded satin finish on the blade. A very nice Honyaki blade, amazing value for a knife of its calibre.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 220mm

Spine Heel: 3.5mm

Spine Mid: 2.5mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.2mm

Blade Height: 56mm

Weight: 177g

Cutting Edge Steel: 26C3

Stainless: No

HRC: 66

Blade Construction: Honyaki

Blade Finish: Matte Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Masur birch with hammered brass bolster

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: Yes

Shipping & Returns


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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.