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 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.
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 210mm gyuto cant handle and its the first shape we recommend people add to their collection.