For those of you who want to get into Japanese cutlery but don't want to spend too much we introduce the Tsuchime line from Ittetsu Hamono! 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 a factory setting in Seki city, a region renowned for its Cutlery manufacturing which dates back centuries. These knives are great for home cooks and beginner chef's as they are easy to maintain being made from Stainless steel, are super duper sharp right out of the box and have a more familiar western style handle.
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 (8 inch) gyuto cant handle and its the first shape we recommend people add to their collection