Gyuto 245mm Damascus SanMai


1.2562 German tool steel at the core and clad in beautiful house made Damascus. A brushed brute de forge graduates into a stone polished hazy finish on the Damascus before hitting the mirror finished edge band.

Wide convex bevels give this beautifully finished blade great performance. Satisfying weighted and perfectly balance the blade extends back into a tapered full tang grip that feels ergonomic and comfortable in the handle.

The full tang coke bottle grip features a marbled, stabilised grip in in dyed maple with brass pins. Dominik Filip of Merion Forge has done a beautiful job with this 245mm full tang Gyuto.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 245mm

Spine Heel: 3.65mm

Spine Mid: 2.65mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.8mm

Blade Height: 55.3mm

Weight: 279g

Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2562

Stainless: No

HRC: 64+

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

Blade Finish: Kasumi and Brute de Forge

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Full Tang

Handle Materials: Stabilised Maple Burl, Brass Pins

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.

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 in our shipping policy.


Naturally, there are conditions, but if you need to return an item you are welcome to do so within 14 days of receiving your order. Please check our refunds policy for details