240mm Gyuto 120 Layer Damascus Ironwood Handle


When it comes to an Oblivion Blades kitchen knife it can only be said that the profiles that Jezz forges are unique, creative designs. Were it counts, performance is an absolute priority. If you are not familiar with Jezz’s professional history, let me just say that he is uniquely suited to knife making.

Jezz has experience as a professional chef and as a machinist, welder and fabricator. A lethal combination when it comes to knife making.

This 240mm Gyuto is forged in 120 alternating layers of 1084 & 15n20 and features some very nice curves. The blade is on the lighter side where weight is concerned, but its no laser. You could only describe it as that perfect balance between workhorse and laser. Nice and thin behind the edge, reasonably thick at the spine above the heel, but tapered to a needle point at the tip.

As I pointed out already, the profile is a unique one. In terms of the cutting experience there is a nice flat section before that aggressive angle towards the tip. It’s a very enjoyable, functional cutting action. Totally, performance first!

The handles on an Oblivion Blade are the very definition of Wabi Sabi, ugly beautiful. This handle feels amazing in the hand. The finish on the Ironwood is a beautifully smooth matte that just feels great. The chamfered flats on the top and bottom make pivoting the blade in your hand a breeze.

Overall, a very cool looking, nimble, high-performance kitchen knife.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 240mm

Spine Heel: 3.65mm

Spine Mid: 3.05mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1mm

Blade Height: 55mm

Weight: 237g

Cutting Edge Steel: Damascus

Stainless: No

HRC: 62+/-

Blade Construction: Damascus

Blade Finish: Matte Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Charred Ironwood, Oak Dowel, Brass & Bronze Pin

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

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.