For large vegetables and meat. All-purpose Western knife.
What is Gyu-tou (Butcher Knife,Chef Knife) This type is mainly used to cut apart beef blocks. The reason for this is because this knife is most suited for the pressing technique where maximum weight can be applied. The meat can be cut while applying force by pressing the arch on the tip of the blade. For a large block of meat, if you simply move the blade in a vertical path, even when attempted powerfully, the blade will be caught and stop in the middle. Or, when attempting to slice beef using the slicing technique similar to cutting sashimi, sufficient weight cannot be applied and therefore the meat will not be cut in one swift motion. However, with the pressing technique, the blade can be pushed forward as much as necessary by using the weight and cut apart a large block. It is also good for carving the meat apart from the bone because the tip is very sharp. Furthermore, the common name for this type is chef’s knife, indicating the wide variety of possible application other than meat alone.
What a beautiful knife. The hammered pattern on the blade is not only beautiful, it helps release food when chopping. The knife is very well crafted. It’s extremely sharp and well balanced. Craftsmanship, features and eye catching good looks make this knife a great buy for the price point.
Amazing looking knife (true to the picture), you will not be disappointed! Very good quality build and definitely up to the task of being used as your main chef's knife! Shipped and arrived very quickly as well.
I got this for my boyfriend’s dad as a gift. I had to open it and see the item first. It was packaged well, and they even wrapped up the box of the knife as well with a cute bow! The package even had a vanilla scent to it which I enjoyed. Opening up the box, inside it was packaged neatly and seeing the knife, it was even more stunning than the pictures. From the handle to the actual blade it self - gorgeous. Definitely an unforgettable shopping experience. If I ever need something of this sort again, would 100% purchase from here again.