Gyuto 230mm Denty Kurouchi Oak Heirloom
There is plenty of discussion about Benjaman Kamon’s handle designs and its completely understandable. Each of the designs are unique and iconic, they feature some of the best industrial design around. Simply put thay are stunning!
In my humble opinion it’s got to be the blades that draw your attention though. As I sit here writing this text, I am holding this 230mm Gyuto up to the light and letting it show me the perfection that is a Kamon forged and ground blade. As a photographer I learnt a long time ago that light reveals all, be it scratches or slight imperfections in the grind. No detail can hide under studio lighting.
When you buy a Kamon forged kitchen knife you are buying perfection. It is arguable that there are more beautifully finished knives around and I am sure that Ben has his equals, but I am yet to come across a detail that isn’t perfect when it comes to performance or precision.
The handles are just jewlery, don’t get me wrong, they are beautiful and a testament to Benjamin’s skill as a craftsman, but it’s all about the blades.
On this piece a simple, elegant oak and stainless steel “Heirloom” handle truly steps aside letting the blade take the spotlight. The Heirloom handle is the lightest and most subdued of Benjamin’s handle designs and it give this 230mm blade an extremely nimble and surgical feel. This knife is minimalist perfection. Perhaps the signature “Denty” textured finish is the only truly unnecessary element here, and lets face it, it looks very cool.
Blade Type: Gyuto
Edge Length: 230mm
Spine Heel: 5.45mm
Spine Mid: 2.42mm
Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.57mm
Blade Height: 56mm
Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2519
Blade Construction: Mono Steel
Blade Finish: Kurouchi, Textured, and Brushed
Handle Construction: Hidden Tang
Handle Materials: Oak, Stainless Steel
Saya Included: Yes
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.
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 in our shipping policy.
Naturally, there are conditions, but if you need to return an item you are welcome to do so within 14 days of receiving your order. Please check our refunds policy for details