Gyuto 235mm Damascus Twist Clad 135Cr3 Deep Etch


The deep etched Damascus twist from Milan Gravier is one of the most striking and beautifully finished knives to come out of the house of Gravier. A not often seen finish these days and one with a very rich heritage. Milan has given the style his own twist with a deep textured finish that is more reminiscent of a Mediterranean tempest with rough foam-covered waves than a tranquil flowing river.

The aggressive acid etching leaves the layered and twisted wrought iron and steel with a raw natural texture, which is comfortable and satisfying to grip in the hand. The bevels are finished on the best quality and finest Nakayama natural whetstones. The result is a contrast rich look filled with textured and silk smooth surfaces, light and dark colours, and an incredibly high-performance cutting edge.

Paired with a stunning olivewood handle that seems to almost grow out of the blade itself, the twisted Damascus and wood have an almost matching figure. The stunning olivewood give the knife a touch warmth and exceptional natural beauty.

The deep etched Damascus twist is quickly becoming a house Gravier signature and represents some of Milan’s best work. Beautifully balanced with a satisfying weight, sensational cutting profile and exceptionally sharp cutting edge.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 235mm

Spine Heel: 5.23mm

Spine Mid: 2.94mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.62mm

Blade Height: 53.5mm

Weight: 282g

Cutting Edge Steel: 135Cr3

Stainless: No

HRC: 64+

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

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

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Olivewood, Stainless Steel

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: Yes

Shipping & Returns


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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.