Gyuto 230mm Copper Damascus Clad Apex Ultra, Mokume-gane & Gidgee


This Gyuto, expertly crafted by Austrian blacksmith Martin Huber in his renowned workshop in Gasten, Austria, stands as a testament to the fusion of traditional techniques and modern craftsmanship. This knife features a premium Apex Ultra core steel, renowned for its exceptional hardness and toughness, ensuring superior edge retention and cutting performance. The elegant profile with its 230mm edge length, combined with a meticulously executed convex grind, allows for precise and effortless slicing, making it an indispensable tool for both professional chefs and culinary enthusiasts.

A highlight of this Gyuto is the intricate forging of the mokume-gane front and rear bolster, a complex process that involves layering and manipulating different alloys to create a wood-grain pattern. This technique, demanding significant skill and patience, results in a visually stunning and unique set of bolsters that enhance the knife's aesthetic appearance and make it a truly stunning work of craftsmanship. The handle, crafted from ringed gidgee, complements the mokume-gane bolsters, offering a comfortable grip and an elegant look.

In addition to the mokume-gane bolsters, the blade itself features a composite construction with a blend of nickel and copper Damascus jacket enclosing the Apex Ultra core. This intricate layering contributes to the blade's striking appearance and is simply stunning. The blade finish, a combination of Brute de Forge, acid etching (forced patina), and matte polish, gives the knife a distinctive and rugged look. Overall, this piece is a high performance masterpiece, blending beauty, functionality, and tradition in a single, extraordinary tool.


Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 230mm

Spine Heel: 3.9mm

Spine Mid: 2.11mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.76mm

Blade Height: 57mm

Weight: 257g

Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra

Stainless: No

HRC: 67

Blade Construction: 5 Layer (Go Mai)

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge, Acid Etched (Forced Patina), and Matte Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Mokume-gane, Ringed Gidgee

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


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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.