Gyuto 250mm 1.2562 Damascus Clad Integral


“Functional Art” is a term that is often used these days to describe handmade kitchen tools. More and more Modern Cooking customers are using language like “I would like to commission a piece” to describe the work that is on our site or that they would like us to acquire on their behalf. The beauty of these works is often met with equal admiration for the cutting performance of the blades.

Tomislav Sokač aka Radiona Breg delivers knives with equal doses of originality and performance. A thoughtful artist that considers everything from the important performance elements to the tiny design details that make his work authentic, original, and definitively “functional art”.

This piece features a classic, laser profile with aggressive distal tapering. Light weight, beautifully balanced with Tomislav’s more timeless integral handle design. The knife is simply a pleasure to use. We have an almost identical knife hanging in our kitchen at home and it was an instant favourite and remains in everyday use.

The 1.2562 German tool steel is an amazing performer, great edge retention and capable of taking the razor edge you want on such a knife. Clad in a Damascus combination featuring 1.2767 and 75Cr1 the cladding is super hard like the core steel itself providing a durable protective coating for the all-important core. A full carbon steel blade, the cladding and core develop a lovely patina over time. This is an heirloom piece in every way!

Fitted with a beautiful Mahogany saya and completed with an ebony pin, its love at first sight with this amazing piece of “functional art”.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 250mm

Spine Heel: 3.4mm

Spine Mid: 2mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.26mm

Blade Height: 53.5mm

Weight: 247g

Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2562

Stainless: No

HRC: 64

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

Blade Finish: Matte Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Ironwood and Deer Antler

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: Yes

Shipping & Returns


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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.