Ittetsu Tafu Gyuto 180mm

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Blade Length 180 mm
Total Length 320 mm
Steel VG-10 Stainless
Handle Pakka wood
Ferrule Pakka wood w/ Steel Inserts
Rockwell 61-62
Height Spine to heel  37 mm
Width at Spine 2 mm
Weight 142 grams 
Bevel  Double 


Ittetsu Tafu

Ittetsu is the shops house brand and we've been working for a long time to find high performing, affordable knives to offer our customers. These are made for us in the Echizen region. The name Tafu translates to "tough" and they're just that! A full stainless blade, water resistance pakka wood handle/ferrule and steel tang inserts not only make this knife a tank, but also will offer a bit more weight and confidence in the hand! However, the utilization of heavier materials in the handle/tang construction allows the knife to maintain a mid weight cutting feel despite its more robust feel. 

The Knife 

The 180mm Gyuto from Ittetsu Tafu is a great knife for beginners to Japanese knives, or professionals that work in high output/fast paced environments. With enough meat behind the edge to resist chipping, water resistant handle, and a stainless blade these knives are there when you need them, and never something you have to worry about. Coming in at 180mm this knife is still a great all purpose knife, but you will be trading some versatility from a larger gyuto (210mm+) for better control and a more nimble feel.

The gyuto is the Japanese equivalent of the western chef's knife. The gyuto differs from the chef's knife as they usually have a much flatter profile that while can still be used in a rocking motion, excels in a push cut or chopping motion. Designed to be an all purpose knife that can slice, dice, chop, and rock there isn't a task in the kitchen a gyuto cant handle and its the first shape we recommend people add to their collection.

Knife Care (Stainless Steel)

  • Although this knife is made from stainless steel we do still encourage our customers to keep their knives as dry and clean as possible.
  • NO DISHWASHER - the high heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Wash and dry by hand using regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Ensure the knife is dry before being put away for storage and ensure the edge of the knife is protected to avoid any unnecessary dulling.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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