Gyuto 228mm Damascus SanMai AU Integral Takedown


Crafted by Croatian bladesmith Tomislav Sokać, known as Radiona Breg. This Gyuto embodies the perfect blend of craftsmanship and practicality, enriching your kitchen experience.

A beautiful house-made Damascus San Mai steel with an Apex Ultra core, gives the knife both stunning looks and outstanding performance.

With a 228mm edge length and tapered geometry, the Gyuto offers versatility, control,  and effortless cutting performance. The Apex Ultra steel boasts with an impressive 66 HRC hardness, guaranteeing a razor sharp and enduring edge as well as exceptional performance.

The craftsmanship extends to the handle, hand-carved from oak for both comfort and aesthetics. The handle's forged integral bolster and steel ferrule enhance its durability and refined appeal. The handle is easily removable with a friction fit fastening pin, seamlessly combining practicality and style. Tomislav has also forged a companion tool for easy takedown and reassembly.

This Gyuto goes beyond being a mere kitchen tool; it's a fusion of precision and artistry. The three-layer San Mai blade construction, along with an acid-etched, satin-polished finish, transforms the knife into functional art. The convex grind ensures efficient and precise cutting.

This new design from Tomislav Sokać's is a minimalists dream; it's a testament to culinary creativity and design finesse. Whether you're a professional chef or an enthusiast, this Gyuto guarantees an experience that blends form and function seamlessly. 

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 228mm

Spine Heel: 3.65mm

Spine Mid: 2.14mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.85mm

Blade Height: 61mm

Weight: 248g

Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

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

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Oak

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: Yes

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.