Gyuto 240mm SG2 Damascus

$392.00

Suminagashi Damascus clad R2 core, hardened to 64HRC. Yoshimi Kato has produced something very special with this range. Super thin for this type of forged construction, the blade is less than 2mm thin above the heel and tapers down to a laser 1.2mm before hit the needle like tip.

The Suminagashi cladding is a stunning pattern reminiscent of a rough ocean swell ending is a shark tooth like, cladding line before the edge. At less than 2mm thin at the spine you can imagine how thin the edge on this laser razor is.

The black etched Damascus looks awesome with the ebony and white buffalo horn handle. Overall an amazing piece of work from one of Echizen’s most famous master blacksmiths.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 240mm

Spine Heel: 1.97mm

Spine Mid: 1.87mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.2mm

Blade Height: 49.9mm

Weight: 209g

Cutting Edge Steel: R2 / SG2

Stainless: Yes

HRC: 64

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

Blade Finish: Acid Etched (Forced Patina)

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Ebony, White Baffalo Horn

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

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.