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.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 230mm

Spine Heel: 5.45mm

Spine Mid: 2.42mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.57mm

Blade Height: 56mm

Weight: 218g

Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2519

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Kurouchi, Textured, and Brushed

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Oak, Stainless Steel

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.