Gyuto 255mm SanMai Tasmanian Blackwood


When it comes to a Brook Turner blade its performance first design all the way. Brooks knives tend to feature geometry that is inspired by the Japanese style. So, on this classic Wa style Gyuto we find a thin blade, 3mm and less, subtly tapered, relatively low blade height and a classic profile. These knives are a pleasure to use, its the type of cutting experience were you forget about the knife as it falls into the background reliably doing its job without fail.

Brook has developed a signature style that centres around premium steels, house forged laminates and incredible, exotic woods, often sourced from him home country Australia. On this knife we have a beautiful wrought iron clad 52100 blade. A lovely satin polish completed on whetstones, and brute de forge at the spine complete this simple classic. The handle, a classic octagonal hidden tang in Tasmanian Blackwood. 

Brook is an extremely talented craftsman, his work features an unquestionably high standard of fit and finish. This is the kind of knife that is an absolute delight to work with and looks incredible. 

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 255mm

Spine Heel: 2.58mm

Spine Mid: 1.98mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.06mm

Blade Height: 53mm

Weight: 218g

Cutting Edge Steel: 26C3

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge, Kurouchi, and Satin Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Tasmanian Blackwood, G10

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


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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.