Gyuto 215mm SanMai Ku Kasumi Integral

$1,922.00

With many years and hundreds of blades behind him, Milan Gravier’s reputation as one of the world’s finest traditional knife makers is unquestionably established. As is the case with 99% of the blades that Milan forges this knife is hand finished on whetstones. The quality of this finish is of an exceptionally high standard. A foundation of performance is primary to Milan’s process. The bevels are convex, fine, consistent, and ready to go to work.

This knife has been finished using an etching technique that Milan has developed for his top tier, signature deep etched twist Damascus blades. The process reveals unique textural elements in the beautiful wrought iron cladding. As light passes over the deep black kurouchi finish it reveals these textural elements to stunning effect. The blade also features a contrast rich and beautiful Kasumi polish on the bevels completing the finish on this exceptional piece of craftsmanship. 

The knife is finished with a forged integral bolster and hidden tang black palm handle. Tasteful, exceptionally beautiful and with outstanding performance built in.

This is a re-release. The knife was damaged on its way to its original customer. It has now been completely restored by Milan and is in new condition

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 215mm

Spine Heel: 3.78mm

Spine Mid: 2.43mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.99mm

Blade Height: 57.91mm

Weight: 262g

Cutting Edge Steel: 135Cr3

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

Blade Finish: Kurouchi and Kasumi

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang, Integral

Handle Materials: Black Palm Wood

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

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.

Returns

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.