Gyuto 235mm GoMai Dammy ApexUltra Zwetschge Full Tang


Austrian metallurgist and blacksmith Tobias Hangler continues to refine his signature style. With years in development, the knives that this Austrian artisan produces are the culmination of thousands of hours in research. Making the complex and challenging act of forging a blade seem like an afterthought, Tobias spent much of his initial years in this field developing his own steel, refining his heat treatment process, and studying knife geometry.

So, with the question of cutting performance unquestionably behind us Tobias has in the last years begun to refine his iconic style. While hidden tang designs are still common enough his more recent offerings have featured incredibly fine tapered full tang handles. Using beautiful, natural woods shaped in his facetted, ergonomic design that is naturally inspired by the physical shape of the human hand. Tapered to fit the naturally tightening form of a closed fist.

The Hangler handle is form fitting and very comfortable and his two-way tapered geometry is exceptionally well balanced making his knives feel light and nimble.  

Clearly a pragmatic thinker with a focus on performance Tobias delivers knives that are simple and elegant in design. This piece features a 120-layer Damascus cladding over his own proprietary ApexUltra steel. A GoMai construction with a nickel diffusion layer ensuring the super tough ApexUltra retains its integrity. It’s a classic style and paired with the Zwetschge wood (German Plum wood) handle the result is a timeless, high performance cutting tool.

Understated and elegant this high performance Gyuto is the type of knife that will be in the family for generations and like the simply act of eating together as a family will bring a life time of joy to its lucky owner.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 235mm

Spine Heel: 4.55mm

Spine Mid: 2.92mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.44mm

Blade Height: 58.6mm

Weight: 265g

Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra

Stainless: No

HRC: 67

Blade Construction: 5 Layer (Go Mai)

Blade Finish: Acid Etched (Forced Patina)

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Full Tang

Handle Materials: Zwetschge

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


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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.