Gyuto 220mm Tanto Stainless 14C28N


Razor sharp! As I run the blade edge across my fingernail you can see it flex in the light. Oliver Märtens flexing? I have discussed in detail the quality of Oliver’s design and honestly if you are reading this text, I assume it was the photos of this beautiful piece that caught your attention. Its stunning, you won’t get any arguments from me.

The iconic octagonal Oel handle is stunning in stabilized Norwegian Maple, the figure is just incredible. Oliver’s tasteful design, the beautiful timber paired with the black G10 bolster and the classic, brushed, brute de forge finish on the blade. Honestly, what’s not to like. 

So, let’s talk about the performance a little. This is not a classic profile and Märtens is not known for doing traditional Japanese style profiles. His designs feature iconic profiles that are more aggressive and angular in style. With that said the ergonomics are there and the edge profiles are exactly how you want them to be. This tanto tipped blade is a push cutting machine and the ultra-thin edge and aggressively tapered spine give this knife some serious slicing chops! Speaking of chops, the relatively flat edge profile is perfect for a chopping action. Thin, sharp, nicely tapered, balanced and ergonomic, I think we have ticked all the boxes.

This piece is forged in premium 14C28N stainless steel, it’s hard, and it’s tough and it takes a great edge. With heirloom design and premium performance, we think Oliver’s work speaks for itself. Take it from us, you won’t be disappointed.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 220mm

Spine Heel: 3.89mm

Spine Mid: 1.71mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.99mm

Blade Height: 58.16mm

Weight: 171g

Cutting Edge Steel: 14C28N

Stainless: Yes

HRC: 63

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge, Brushed, and Satin Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Stabilized Norway Maple, Black G10

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

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.