Gyuto 218mm Pro Series GoMai Damascus & Apex Ultra


Featuring the new professionally inspired profile and forged in in-house laminated Apex Ultra steel this is a stunning power move from German Blacksmith Oliver Märtens. The edge profile is a delight on the cutting board effortless gliding through produce and perfect for classic push cuts. The tapered geometry gives the blade versatility, and the lovely thin convex bevels offer great cutting performance, edge durability, food release, and easy maintainability.

The Apex Ultra steel is tough, features top ties edge retention and sharpness potential and is relatively easy to maintain for such a tough, abrasive resistant steel. Oliver has dressed(clad) this super premium steel in a stunning high layer, Damascus. Black etched the steel features beautiful contrast and is a stunning pairing with the English bog oak and titanium handle.

Oliver Märtens knives feature some of the most beautifully engineered designs, inspired by Bauhaus design with simple straight lines and a focus on ergonomics and performance. This is an exceptional cutting tool designed to bring you joy and satisfaction in the kitchen.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 218mm

Spine Heel: 3.71mm

Spine Mid: 2.1mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.04mm

Blade Height: 59mm

Weight: 182g

Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra

Stainless: No

HRC: 66

Blade Construction: 5 Layer (Go Mai)

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge and Acid Etched (Forced Patina)

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: English Bog Oak, Titanium

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.