Gyuto 250mm 26c3 Limited Release by Fredrik Spåre


Forged in Sweden by Fredrik Spare and designed in collaboration with Modern Cooking. This design comes as the culmination of years of experience, both in the commercial kitchen as professional chefs and designing, crafting, and maintaining kitchen knives. The knife is light in weight and precision balanced for the perfect pinch grip, as is the preference of most professional chefs.

The profile and geometry were scrutinised to strike a balance between the robust, reassuring stability and heft of a workhorse and the nimble, razor-sharp cutting performance of a laser. To meet this standard the blade has been given a smooth tapered spine that is satisfyingly thick above the heel, yet ultra-thin at the tip.

Convex ground and super thin behind the edge, this blade is a dream to work with.

With a classic Fredrik Spåre Bog Oak and Brass bolster combination, the handle looks fantastic. The profile, however, was also a topic of debate, attempting to pair the knife with a handle that featured a classic look, while also giving the blade an ergonomic, tactile, and nimble feel. Eventually it was agreed that a tapered Rokkaku Hanmaru (octagonal, rounded) handle would provide the most functional, yet complimentary design.

Call it version one, call it the first of many, we are actively working to improve the design and we welcome your feedback, but we are pretty happy with this first foray into kitchen knife design and pretty sure you are going to enjoy using them.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 250mm

Spine Heel: 3.45mm

Spine Mid: 2.33mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.3mm

Blade Height: 56mm

Weight: 195g

Cutting Edge Steel: 26C3

Stainless: No

HRC: 66

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Bog Oak with G10 Spacer & Hammered Brass Bolster

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.