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Masashi Kobo 240 Blue1 Gyuto Custom

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  •  Italy
  • $275.00

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    Collection Area: , IT
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Posted on 2024-07-09

Product description

One of the finest blacksmiths of Yoshikane Hamono, Masashi Yamamoto opened his own shop many years ago. The influence is clearly there with crazy thin grinds.
240 mm carbon gyuto in a very unique rustic ku finish with a mirror polished exposed edge. The blue 1 is heat treated very hard and paired with nail flexing edge make the knife an impressive cutter but obviously delicate.
Great distal taper to a needle tip (see pic).
Custom octagonal handle is made of applewood burl, white spacer and ebony ferrule.
Never sharpened, has still the great edge as arrived. Used little to none, shows a light blueish and orange patina.
As for balance it's definitely blade heavy.
Specs are:
Blade length 255
Edge length 240
Height @ heel 54
Thickness @spine 4,4 @mid 2.2 @tip 0,1!


  • Very good (little to no signs of use)

In original packaging?

  • Yes

Imperfections (if any)

None, ligh patina

Country of manufacture

  • Japan


  • Other

Blade shape

  • Chef's knife (Gyuto)

Blade length (mm)


Product weight (g)


Steel category

  • Carbon steel

Steel type

  • Aogami #1

Steel hardness (HRC)

  • 64

Handle material

  • Natural (wood)

Seller's return policy

  • No returns (5-day Buyer Protection Return Policy for Eligible returns still applies)

Excellent 4.3 out of 5

9 reviews