Gyuto 253mm SanMai 15N20 & Apex Ultra


Apex Ultra clad in 15N20, mirror polished, a forged integral bolster, with a stunning ironwood grip. It brings us great joy to have the work of Tomislav Sokać once more in the house.

Tomislav's culinary creations are simple, yet beautiful. Each piece unique and often with subtle details that simply make you smile. With an artisan like this performance is unquestionably there. Beautiful tapered spine, incredible cutting profile that feels delightful on the board and balance that give this 250+ blade a nimble, deft sense of maneuverability.

Finished with a simply oak saya that is impeccably crafted with custom cutout to snugly fit the ergonomic integral bolster perfectly.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 253mm

Spine Heel: 6.63mm

Spine Mid: 3.46mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.90mm

Blade Height: 55.96mm

Weight: 315g

Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

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

Grind: Walkschliff

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Ironwood, G10

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: Yes

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.