Gyuto 225mm 1.2562 Honyaki African Blackwood and Almond Handle


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Tomislav has a deep respect for traditional craftsmanship, but he is also a very creative individual with a passion for unique design. From his handle profile, to the mini forged integral and even the use of steel this is a totally unique piece.

I am pretty sure you would struggle to find another Honyaki blade forged in 1.2562 steel for one thing. It’s a very premium steel, but unlike Shirogami, Aogami and 26c3(Spicy White) it’s not typically used for Honyaki blades. Additionally, the hamon that Tomislav has created on this blade is also very unique.

More generally speaking, like all of Tomislav’s work, this is a very high-performance blade with a nicely finished convex grind and a lovely profile. In keeping with the Radiona Breg style the blade also features a highly tapered spine that ends in a needle like tip.

I’ve given Tomislav praise for his handle profile before, but as if to show off, he has managed to secure a very nice Almond and African Blackwood combination for this beautiful knife. Continuing the creative and unique design to the end, the knife also features a beautiful Saya constructed out of walnut and finished with a very cool flat style pin.

Tomislav is creating some truly unique work, his fit and finish and geometry are some fo the best around. it’s a pleasure to be able to work with him and to be able to offer such amazing knives on Modern Cooking.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 225mm

Spine Heel: 3.65mm

Spine Mid: 2.9mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.25mm

Blade Height: 57mm


Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2562

Stainless: No

HRC: 64

Blade Construction: Honyaki

Blade Finish: Matte Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Almond and African Blackwood

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

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. 

Tips on sharpening you knives

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.