Gyuto 200mm Dammy Clad ApexUltra, Birch & Brass


A stunning, high-performance K-tipped Gyuto from Polish artisan bladesmith Karol Karyś. Aggressively tapered, the blade traverses from almost 5mm down to a needle like tip. Convex ground, the blade geometry is designed to divide material on all axis’s. Apex Ultra at the core mean the edge is super tough and will retain its edge for many hours, days, and months of reliable cutting. The edge profile is gently radiused for a smooth cutting action.

Aesthetically speaking this is a stunning piece of work. Karol continues to develop his style when it comes to laminated steels, merging his signature textures with more and more elaborate laminated patterns. A striking combination of pitted textures, contrasting black and silver hues with brass accents and the incredible organic figure in the Karelian Birch burl.

Finally, Karol has updated his maker’s mark. Shrouded in mystery, he has chosen not to explain the new mark, but this blade is one of the first blades to have the new mark.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 200mm

Spine Heel: 4.92mm

Spine Mid: 2.44mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.17mm

Blade Height: 54.45mm

Weight: 221g

Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra

Stainless: No

HRC: 66

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

Blade Finish: Textured, Acid Etched (Forced Patina), and Satin Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Stabilised Karelian Birch, Brass

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.